Monmouth 79, Rider 58: Hawks Clinch MAAC Title

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – There were several reasons Monmouth University men’s basketball coach King Rice was all smiles as he took his seat facing reporters and a battery of tape recorders and microphones late Friday night inside the Multi Purpose Activity Center. Continue reading “Monmouth 79, Rider 58: Hawks Clinch MAAC Title”

Iona 67, Rider 58: Gaels Adopting A New Identity

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”

Three Thoughts: Rider 68, Saint Peter’s 55

(photo courtesy: Rider Athletics)

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.

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MAAC Stock Watch: Nov. 24

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”