Under the Radar Game of the Day: Iona at Rider

Iona at Rider, 2:00 PM Eastern, gobroncs.com

The Rider Broncs have a chance to take the Metro Atlantic regular season title today when they host the Iona Gaels in our Under the Radar Game of the Day.  By virtue of the tiebreaker rules, a win will guarantee the 1 seed to the Broncs, no matter what Canisius does, while a loss will guarantee the title to the Golden Griffins.  Rider currently sits at 21-9 overall, after defeating Canisius at home last weekend and then suffering a lop-sided upset loss at Monmouth on Thursday night.  Dimencio Vaughn led the way in the Canisius win with 22 points and 9 rebounds.  Another big effort may be necessary today against an always-dangerous Iona team

Iona enters today’s game at 17-12 overall and 11-6 in MAAC play, half a game behind third place Niagara.  The Gaels picked up a win on Friday night over their top rival, Manhattan, by 13 points.  Schadrac Casimir had a huge game for Tim Cluess’ team in that win, scoring 30 points.  Also keep an eye on Rickey McGill who had 13 points and 9 assists in the first meeting between these two teams, which was won by Rider 91-64.  That game may have been a blowout, but Rider should not be celebrating the championship quite yet – it is almost March and you can never count out Iona in the MAAC in March.

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