POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist men's basketball team will host the Rider Broncs in a MAAC contest at the McCann Arena on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Red Foxes (5-17, 2-9 MAAC) and Broncs (11-12, 6-5 MAAC) will be facing off for the first time in nearly 13 months.
Marist vs. Rider ...
This will be the 47th-matchup between Marist and Rider.
The Red Foxes are 22-24 all-time versus the Broncs.
In their last 10 matchups Rider holds a 9-1 win advantage.
Jan. 6, 2012 at Rider, L, 99-86
Dec. 4, 2011 at Marist, W, 95-75
Feb. 25, 2011 at Marist, L, 80-64
Jan. 20, 2011 at Rider, L, 80-66
Jan. 11, 2010 at Marist, L, 84-62
Dec. 6, 2009 at Rider, L, 55-51
Feb. 9, 2009 at Marist, L, 74-61
Jan. 4, 2009 at Rider, L, 76-65
Mar. 9, 2008 at MAACs, L, 76-71
Jan. 30, 2008 at Marist, L, 79-64
Red Foxes & Broncs, January 6, 2012 ...
A double-digit halftime deficit was too much for Marist to overcome as they fell on the road to Rider by a final score of 99-86.
Manny Thomas led the Red Foxes with a career-high 17 points, all of which came in the team's 62-point second half.
The action started out at a hectic pace as both teams were well into double figures by the first media timeout at 14:03. Jay Bowie and Devin Price paced the offense with eight of the team's 13 points.
With the score 16-13 in Rider's favor, the Broncs ran off an 11-0 run to make it a 27-13 ball game with 10:03 remaining in the first.
Rider increased its double-digit lead further to go into the locker room up 45-24 over the Red Foxes at the half. While hot shooting at 54.1 percent (20-37) led the Broncs, cold shooting at 23.5 (8-34) was the Red Foxes' main undoing.
In the second half, Marist picked up their offensive efforts to the tune of 62 points and 56.3 percent shooting and as a result they were able to narrow their deficit to within 13 points twice.
Thomas was the catalyst for the team in the second period as he went 5-6 from the field, 3-4 from three-point range and a perfect 4-4 from the line on the way to a career-high 17 points.
As a team, the Red Foxes shot 8-15 from long range in the half.
After 40 minutes of action, Rider's 55.1 shooting percentage resulted in a 99-86 setback for the Red Foxes.
Individual Leaders versus Rider (Last 3 Games):
Points: Price 17.3 ppg / Kemp 17.0 ppg / Lewis 13.5 ppg
Rebounds: Kemp 8.0 rpg / Lewis 5.5
Assists: Morton 5.5 apg
Field Goal Percentage: Thomas 66.7 FG % (6-9) / Price 55.5 % (15-27)
3-Point Baskets Made: Price 2.7 3pt/g
Last Time Out ... Jan. 31 at Saint Peter's ...
In a hard fought game filled with tough defending, a caused turnover with less than 10 seconds in overtime by the host Peacocks gave Saint Peter's the 70-68 victory over Marist.
A tight game throughout, neither team was able to gain more than a seven point advantage.
The Red Foxes were led offensively by Chavaughn Lewis, who registered 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Both teams struggled offensively early on as the teams combined for just eight points and 3-of-9 shooting over the first five minutes of action. This trend continued as neither team was able to break into double-figures until the 8:11 mark of the first half .
A 4-0 Saint Peter's run closed the half with a score of 25-22.
In the second half, the Red Foxes sprung out to a seven-point lead again at 31-24 with 17 minutes to play in regulation.
Down five, SPU shot its way back into the lead with a 9-3 run.
The teams traded baskets and free throws down the stretch as Lewis netted Marist's final field to give the visitors a 60-59 lead with 1:42 to go. After 40 minutes it'd be 62-62.
In extra time, after a single SPU free throw tied the game a 68, the matchup would be decided in the final possession. With less than 10 seconds to play a cross-court pass from atop the three-point arc was intercepted by SPU's Chris Burke, who raced away for the game-winning breakaway layup.
Scouting the Broncs ...
After a hot start to the new year in which Rider won five straight from Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, the Broncs have lost their last three games, each by double figures.
Rider is led by a trio of double-digit scorers in Anthony Myles (12.0 ppg/4.7 rpg), Daniel Stewart (11.2 ppg/6.6 rpg) and Jonathon Thompson (11.0 ppg/3.3 apg). St. John's transfer Nurideen Lindsey started the season off hot, winning the MAAC Player of the Week award on Nov. 12, but has cooled off considerably seeing his scoring average drop to 9.1 points per game.