Updated: Rider (13-12) Squares Off with Iona (14-10)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Rider 31 40 71 +9.5
  Iona 38 40 78 -9.5
Sat, Feb 09 2013, 07:00 PM

Hynes Athletic Center
New Rochelle, NY
Attendance: 2,161
TV: ESPN3.com

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On Saturday, Rider travels to Hynes Athletic Center to take on Iona. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Broncs beat the Gaels 67-62 on Jan. 20 and are 4-6 against them over the last four years.

This game will separate Iona and Rider, who currently share third place in the MAAC.

In their last outing, behind 23 points and 7 rebounds from Anthony Myles, the Broncs defeated Niagara 72-69 on Feb. 7. He leads the team with 12.3 points per game. For the Gaels, Lamont Jones finished with 37 points and 5 rebounds in the 105-104 loss to Marist on Feb. 7. He leads the team in points with 22.5 per game and assists with 3.8 per game.

There are two important categories where Iona has a statistical edge. One concern is assists, where the Gaels hold the advantage over the Broncs, 16 per game to 10 per game. Iona also has an advantage in scoring, 82 points per game to 64 points per game.

On the other hand, the Broncs have performed better in the blocked shots category, where they top the Gaels, 4 per game to 3 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Iona is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 53.1 percent and turnover percentage at 16.7 percent.

StatSmack! Rider is better than Iona
  • Rider is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Rider is 76.9 inches compared to 75.8 inches for Iona.
  • The Rider blocks leader (Dera Nd-Ezuma, 28 blocks) has more blocks than the Iona blocks leader (David Laury, 26 blocks).
  • Property crime happens more often per capita in New Rochelle so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Lawrenceville -- according to the FBI).
  • The Rider steals leader (Jonathon Thompson, 39 steals) has more steals than the Iona steals leader (Sean Armand, 29 steals).
RIDER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ J. Thompson 33 12 4 3 2 1 2
C Anthony Myles 30 12 5 2 1 1 3
C Danny Stewart 29 11 6 1 1 1 2
C- N. Lindsey 24 9 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Junior Fortunat 15 5 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Zedric Sadler 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Derrick Stewart 6 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Tommy Pereira 15 4 1 1 1 0 0
D Shawn Valentine 16 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Dera Nd-Ezuma 13 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Myles Melville 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Emerson Bursis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Khalil Alford 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- J. Nwaniemeka 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
IONA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B David Laury 30 14 11 1 1 2 2
B Lamont Jones 36 23 3 4 1 0 4
B Sean Armand 35 18 5 3 1 1 2
C A.J. English 22 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Tre Bowman 24 9 4 1 0 0 1
C- Tavon Sledge 26 7 3 3 1 0 2
C- Taaj Ridley 22 7 5 1 0 0 1
D+ DeSean Anderson 12 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Curtis Dennis 14 4 2 0 0 0 0
D N. Moikubo 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D DaShawn Gomez 8 2 1 2 0 0 0
D Shawn Jackson 14 2 3 0 1 1 1

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MAAC Standings

OverallConf
1 Iona 22-11 17-3
2 Manhattan 25-8 15-5
3 Quinnipiac 20-12 14-6
3 Canisius 21-13 14-6
5 Siena 20-18 11-9
 6Rider 14-17 9-11
6 St. Peter's 14-17 9-11
6 Marist 12-19 9-11
9 Monmouth 11-21 5-15
10 Fairfield 7-25 4-16
11 Niagara 7-26 3-17
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#15 Khalil Alford So G 6-4 200
#20 Emerson Bursis Jr F 6-5 200
#12 Brandon Channer Fr G 6-3 215
#25 Junior Fortunat Jr F/C 6-9 235
#24 Davis Graham Fr G 6-1 170
#35 Matt Lopez Jr C 7-0 245
#11 Xavier Lundy Fr F 6-7 220
#10 Anthony Myles Sr G 6-5 205
#5 Teddy Okereafor Jr G 6-4 191
#32 Tommy Pereira Sr G 6-2 190
#2 Zedric Sadler So G 6-2 195
#33 Skylar Scrivano Jr C 6-10 230
#13 Daniel Stewart Sr F 6-7 215
#3 Jimmie Taylor Fr G 6-3 180
#0 Kahlil Thomas Fr F 6-7 204
#14 Shawn Valentine So F 6-7 190