When Rider senior Matt Lopez was named to the first team All-MAAC on Monday, head coach Kevin Baggett and his staff celebrated. Continue reading “Rider Still In Solid Shape Without Matt Lopez”
The MAAC announced its All-Conference teams as well as All-Rookie team during the final coaches conference call of the season on Monday afternoon. Continue reading “Few Surprises For All-MAAC Selections”
Rider’s chances to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference took a serious blow when they officially ruled senior Matt Lopez out for the season, after he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee against Quinnipiac. Continue reading “Rider Senior Matt Lopez Out For The Season With Torn ACL”
If it were up to Matt Lopez, he would have hoped to play more than a season with Rider. If it were up to head coach Kevin Baggett, he would have had the 7′ center in his lineup last season. But the NCAA had other plans. Continue reading “Rider Transfer Matt Lopez Finally Finds Success”
Iona maintained their lead over Rider in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play and the Gaels will have three games this week to add some distance. Even without A.J. English and Desi Washington for a game, both Iona and Saint Peter’s pulled off victories. Continue reading “MAAC Stock Watch: Feb. 9”
We are one month away from the end of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season, so as Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos says, ‘get your all MAAC passes.’ After a hard fought, literally at times, weekend of conference play, Iona leads the league by a game, with Rider a game behind. Continue reading “MAAC Stock Watch: Feb. 2”
In perhaps the meta moment of the wacky 2014-15 MAAC season thus far, Manhattan coach Steve Masiello perhaps explained perfectly why he shouldn’t be too angry after a tough 82-79 overtime loss to Rider Sunday at Draddy Gym … while being extremely angry about a home loss that would have seen his Jaspers (8-9, 5-3) be tied atop the conference standings as we near the halfway point. Continue reading “Another Day, Another OT In The MAAC As Rider Edges Manhattan”
Saint Peter’s coach John Dunne had tried yelling, stomping his feet, making nearly wholesale substitutions, calling time outs, giving people the silent treatment, and who knows what else I couldn’t see from the other end of the court in Saturday afternoon’s MAAC clash with Rider.
With seven minutes remaining, Rider’s Teddy Okereafor drove the lane, lost the ball, then it caromed off two different sets of legs and bounded toward teammate Jimmy Taylor in the left corner. Taylor decided to pick it up and drill a three-pointer. Why not? Everything else was going the Broncs’ way.
On a night when Iona was without preseason player of the year David Laury, the Gaels dispelled some early concern following a loss at Monmouth by outrunning Rider in a 77-64 victory Wednesday evening. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Iona 77, Rider 64”
After losing four in a row as part of the Orland Classic event, Rider is back on the right track. Continue reading “Rider Energized By Newcomers, New Lineup”