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Broncs play host to hOURglass rival Monmouth Monday

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: February 04, 2017
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GAME 25 – Monday, February 6, 2017
Rider Broncs (13-11, 6-7 MAAC) vs. Monmouth Hawks (19-5, 11-2 MAAC) 
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gymnasium
Tip: 7 p.m. 
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What You Need To Know
- Rider and Monmouth are meeting for the 48th time in the two programs’ histories, with the Broncs owning a 28-19 lead in the all-time series. Rider owns a 4-3 edge since the Hawks joined the MAAC. However, Monmouth had won three straight prior to a 93-90 Rider win in overtime on Dec. 31.  

- Five Broncs average in double figures, led by Kahlil Thomas and Jimmie Taylor at 13.5 ppg. each. Stevie Jordan (11.5 ppg.), Xavier Lundy (10.8 ppg.) and Norville Carey (10.0 ppg.) have also scored in double figures.

- Rider led at the half in four-straight games, Jan. 17-28, but posted just a 1-3 record in those games. The Broncs then trailed at Canisius, but pulled out a win.

- Five of the 10 different Broncs to suit up have posted a double-double this year.

- Kahlil Thomas has a MAAC-leading nine double-doubles on the year and became Rider’s 36th 1,000-point scorer on Feb. 3 against Iona. His 663 rebounds rank 14th all-time at Rider.

- Norville Carey has posted six double-doubles, good for third in the MAAC. He’s reached double figures in each of the last six, with three double-doubles.

- Thomas and Carey have combined for 15 double-doubles. No other MAAC tandem has more than 11 on the year.

- Stevie Jordan leads the MAAC at 5.3 dimes per game. His 12 assists against Kennesaw State tied for the most by a Bronc in at least 21 seasons.

- The Broncs are led by fifth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett, whose teams have posted an 80-75 record and reached the MAAC Quarterfinals in each of his first four seasons in Lawrenceville. Baggett was the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year.
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