At the midpoint of the MAAC season, it’s worth examining where each team in the league stands and where they might end up over the next six weeks. Here is a team-by-team analysis based on the current standings, along with mid-season all-MAAC teams: Continue reading
Rider was locked a road battle at Marist Friday night, which wasn’t totally unexpected, road games are always difficult in conference, and although the Red Foxes have been in rebuilding mode for a couple of years now, they had picked off a few teams in MAAC play and were already 2-0 in conference this season.
Then, suddenly, it wasn’t a game. You looked up and Rider had a double digit lead and was on its way to a 73-62 road win. There wasn’t a huge run (Stevie Jordan and Jimmie Taylor did hit big three-pointers), but the Broncs outscored Marist 24-11 in the final 8:30 to slowly get away.
Indeed, it is playing much, much faster (more on that below), there isn’t much flashy about Rider. Taylor leads the team averaging 13.6 points per game, but their two biggest assets are their consistency and defense, two things that aren’t exactly going to grab headlines outside of central New Jersey.
Seton Hall leads our New York City power rankings as we start conference play. Continue reading
Rider needed overtime to defeat Monmouth in New Jersey, even after a big run in the first half. Stevie Jordan led the Broncs with 22 points, while Justin Robinson scored 28 for Monmouth. Here’s the video recap.
Only five of the 16 players named to the All-MAAC teams at the end of last season will not make a return to the court. With plenty of young talent yet to reach their full potential, along with some fresh new faces by way of recruits and transfers, and there is sure to be a fight to secure those limited all-conference spots come March. Continue reading
This season may very well be a big one for the MAAC. Many of the league’s most talented players return, including the reigning Player of the Year, Monmouth’s Justin Robinson. Continue reading
Monmouth did not make it look pretty, but they did secure their MAAC quarterfinal win on Friday night over Rider by an 11 point margin by the final buzzer. Continue reading
After the win on Friday night, Monmouth head coach King Rice made a point to thank Rider head coach Kevin Baggett. Continue reading
ALBANY, N.Y. — It was not exactly the most crisp game for either side but Monmouth asserted themselves on the Times Union Center court in their first appearance as top seed. Continue reading
Rider held on to beat Quinnipiac in the first game of the men’s side of the MAAC tournament in Albany on Thursday night. Continue reading