Albany, N.Y. – Rider survived a near implosion in the opening round of the MAAC tournament to sneak by Quinnipiac 60-57 at the Times Union Center. Continue reading “Rider 60, Quinnipiac 57: Broncs Hold On Late”
BRONX, N.Y. – It may have been far from beautiful, but eye of the beholder and such because all the reasons why the Monmouth, Iona, and Siena coaching staffs will be losing plenty of sleep worrying about Manhattan next month were apparent in the Jaspers’ 65-57 win over previously streaking Rider at Draddy Gym Tuesday night.
Manhattan, in particular senior Shane Richards, hit big shots down the stretch, made things difficult on the defensive end for the Broncs, and gutted out another victory to move to 6-5 in the MAAC (9-11 overall).
Teddy Okereafor has already graduated from Rider and in his two seasons as a Bronc, it’s hard not to see him with the ball in his hands in the game’s most important spot. Continue reading “Rider’s Teddy Okereafor Eager To Prove He Belongs”
When Iona jumped out to a 7-0 lead over Rider in the first two minutes of their Thursday night matchup, it looked like business as usual for the Gaels, who had won 24 consecutive home contests entering this meeting with the Broncs. Continue reading “Iona 67, Rider 58: Gaels Adopting A New Identity”
Rider head coach Kevin Baggett knows his team will not sneak up on anybody this season. Continue reading “Rider Broncs Motivated To Continue Their Winning Ways”
For all of Rider’s success throughout the season, even winning two of their final three without first team All-MAAC center Matt Lopez, the Broncs could not overcome a cold shooting night against Saint Peter’s. Continue reading “Rider Unable To Overcome Poor Shooting In MAAC Quarterfinal Loss”
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.
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”
The MAAC picked up wins over the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference during the week, but the Niagara Purple Eagles will sit in first place in the conference standings until Dec. 3 thanks to their victory at Saint Peter’s. Here’s an assessment of who’s up, who’s down and what we are looking forward to this week. Continue reading “MAAC Stock Watch: Nov. 24”