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Men's Basketball Falls at West Virginia, 92-78

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MORGANTOWN, WV – Five Broncs finished in double figures, led by Frederick Scott (Munster, IN/Simeon [DePaul]) with 17 points, but the Rider University men's basketball team fell at West Virginia, 92-78, Wednesday night at WVU Coliseum. With the loss, the Broncs fall to 2-2, while the Mountaineers are now 4-2.
 
The Broncs immediately jumped out to a 6-0 lead and twice built a seven-point lead in the first half. But West Virginia went on an 11-0 run to take a lead that it would itself build to seven points by the end of the first half. Scott led the Broncs with eight points in the half, while Durham added seven. The Broncs outshot West Virginia, 45.2 percent to 33.3 percent, in the period, but the Mountaineers took a 15-5 edge in offensive rebounds and attempted 14 more field goals than Rider.

WVU used another 11-0 run early in the second half to extend its lead, which eventually reached 19 points.
 
Quotes & Notes
"First and foremost, let's give West Virginia credit. I thought those guys played well. I know Coach has been on those guys quite a bit. I thought they came out and had a pretty good game plan. I thought they did a good job. I thought on the other end, we didn't give ourselves a chance enough. Too many undisciplined things that we were doing offensively and defensively. It was a four-point lead going down to the half, but we turn it over, we don't execute the right way, we don't get the ball to our point guard, we take an early last shot. It just tells me that we're not focused on doing the little things to execute and give ourselves a chance." – Rider Head Coach Kevin Baggett

- West Virginia now leads the all-time series, 3-1. The meeting was the first since November 1978.
- Rider had won its last two games.
- The Broncs return to action Dec. 8, when they travel to Hofstra at 4 p.m.

Broncs by the Numbers
- Stevie Jordan (Bensalem, PA/Conwell-Egan/API) added 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and had three assists without committing a turnover.
- Dimencio Vaughn (New York, NY/Callaway/The Masters School) had 11 points to go along with a team-high eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block.
- Jordan Allen (Dover, DE/Dover) had 11 points, including 3-of-6 shooting from long range and Anthony Durham (Philadelphia, PA/Abington/Putnam Science) added 10 points to round out the double-figures scorers.
- Both teams made 30 field goals – the Broncs on 66 attempts and the Mountaineers on 70.
- West Virginia took a 20-12 edge on the offensive glass and a 46-36 advantage on the boards overall.
- The Mountaineers outscored the Broncs, 23-14, off turnover and 23-15 on second chances.
- The Broncs outscored West Virginia, 44-39, in the paint.   


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