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Men's Basketball Plays Host to Wagner Saturday Afternoon

GAME 11 - Saturday, December 16, 2017
GAME 11 - Saturday, December 16, 2017
Rider Broncs (5-5) vs. Wagner Seahawks (7-1)
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gymnasium
Tip: 4 p.m.
Tickets GoBroncsTix.com
Live VideoBroncVision
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Live Audio107.7 FM The Bronc
TwitterTwitter.com/RiderMBB

What You Need To Know
- Rider and Wagner are meeting for the 24th time, with the Broncs in control of the series, 18-5. The Broncs have won six of the last seven against the Seahawks. The lone Wagner win came in Dec. 2015 on a putback in the closing seconds.
- The Broncs have dropped their last four following a four-game winning streak. The setbacks have come to Providence, Drexel, Robert Morris and Hofstra.
- Redshirt freshman Jordan Allen won three-straight MAAC Rookie of the Week awards and has scored in double figures in each of his first 10 collegiate games, including a season-high 28 at Providence.
- Sophomore point guard Stevie Jordan has been strong all-around at 15.0 points, 7.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. He went for 19 points, a career-high six steals and five assists against Hofstra after sitting due to injury at Robert Morris.
- Since collecting more assists than turnovers in each of their first six games (5-1), the Broncs have 54 assists and 60 turnovers over their last four (0-4). 
- Wagner is 7-1, with its lone loss coming at Missouri. The Seahawks have Division I wins over NJIT, American, Hartford, Fairfield and UMass Lowell to go along with victories over D-II Mercy and D-III College of Staten Island.
- Blake Francis paces Wagner, averaging 19.6 points and shooting 43.1 percent from long range. JoJo Cooper has added 12.5 points and 5.5 assists per game.
- RU was picked to finish seventh in the MAAC Preseason Poll. Also picked to finish seventh a year ago, the Broncs finished sixth.
- Sixth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett's teams have posted a 90-84 record and reached the MAAC Quarterfinals in each of his first five seasons. Baggett was the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year.
 

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