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Men's Basketball Gets Past Wagner, 90-84, In Overtime

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University men's basketball team erased a five-point deficit late in regulation and used an 8-0 run in overtime to defeat Wagner, 90-84, Saturday evening at Alumni Gymnasium. The win ends a four-game losing skid for the Broncs (6-5) and snaps a six-game winning streak for the Seahawks (7-2).
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University men's basketball team erased a five-point deficit late in regulation and used an 8-0 run in overtime to defeat Wagner, 90-84, Saturday evening at Alumni Gymnasium. The win ends a four-game losing skid for the Broncs (6-5) and snaps a six-game winning streak for the Seahawks (7-2).
 
Frederick Scott (Munster, IN/Simeon [DePaul]) led the Broncs with nine of his team-high 21 points in overtime, while also grabbing six rebounds. Dimencio Vaughn (New York, NY/Calloway) and Stevie Jordan (Bensalem, PA/Conwell-Egan/API) also contributed 19 points apiece. Vaughn added seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks, while Jordan dished out seven assists.
 
Trailing by five with just over two minutes remaining in regulation, the Broncs scored five-straight from the free-throw line to tie the game with 44 seconds left. Wagner's Blake Francis converted two from the line with 17 seconds left and Scott likewise buried two with 5.4 seconds left to even the score at 71-71. Wagner got off a pair of shots in the final seconds, but neither would fall, sending the game to overtime.
 
After Wagner won the overtime tip and Elijah Davis scored a bucket inside on the Seahawks' first possession, the Broncs scored eight-straight points, the first five from Scott, and never trailed again. Wagner scored the next five points and twice whittled the Rider lead to one. But Rider responded with a Scott jumper and a two Vaughn free throws on the two occasions to keep the Seahawks at arm's length and twice rebuilt the lead to six.

Quotes & Notes
"Definitely good to get back on the winning track. We didn't always play smart, but I thought we played hard and competed. Down the stretch, when they had a five-point lead, I thought we did a good job of battling back. Dimencio hit some big free throws down the stretch to get us into overtime and Freddy hit some big free throws to get us into overtime as well. In overtime, he made a couple of big ones too."

"You've got to make free throws when the game is on the line. You've got to make stops, you've got to get rebounds and you've got to have some luck. We forced some turnovers late and some things went our way. We've been working all week on getting better defensively. It's not about the scoring as much as about us getting stops and playing team defense in general."  – Rider Head Coach Kevin Baggett
 
"Like Coach said, defense. Bring the energy, start it on the defensive end and everything else will fall in. Offense will fall in. Everything just comes in place when you play defense. Defense wins games. That's what we need. And free throws." – Redshirt freshman Dimencio Vaughn

- Rider has now won eight-straight overtime games dating back to the 2013-14 season and is 9-1 under Baggett in the extra session.
- Rider now leads the all-time series with Wagner, 19-5.
- The overtime contest was the Broncs' first of 2017-18.
- Vaughn made his first-career start following 16 games off the bench over two seasons.

Broncs by the Numbers
- Rider outshot Wagner, 41.4 percent (24-58) to 35.4 percent (23-65) from the floor and 37.0 percent (10-27) to 33.3 percent (10-30) from long range.
- The Broncs made 5-of-6 field-goal attempts in overtime, while holding Wagner to 2-of-7.
- Scott was an efficient 6-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-5 from long range in his first game off the bench this season.
- Vaughn scored 14 of his 19 points from the free-throw line on 14-of-18 from the charity stripe.
- Vaughn and Jordan each established new career-highs with 42 minutes played.
- Jordan Allen (Dover, DE/Dover) was held to single-digits for the first time in his collegiate career, scoring eight points. However, he extended his streak of contests with multiple three-point field goals to 11, knocking down 2-of-7 attempts.
- Rider had more assists (12) than turnovers (11) for the eighth time in 11 games. 

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