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Welcome back to the Trentonian's Full-Court Press blog. Yes, we're still alive, and with the 2015-16 season rapidly approaching, it's time to fire up the old blog for another season. Check back here throughout the year for updates on all things Rider and Princeton, including coverage of both the MAAC and Ivy League. Feel free to drop me a line on twitter @kj_franko ( or email

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rider Gameday: at Canisius

Who: Rider (10-14, 6-7) at Canisius (10-14, 5-8)

When: Sunday, 3 p.m., Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

TV/Radio: ESPN3/ 107.7 FM The Bronc

Last Time Out: Rider def. Niagara, 66-60; Canisius lost to Iona, 84-66

Series History: Rider has dominated the 43 meetings between the schools, winning 33 of them, including a 79-68 victory in Lawrenceville a week ago.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Princeton Weekend: vs. Harvard; vs. Dartmouth

Who: Harvard (9-11, 1-3); Dartmouth (7-11, 1-3) at Princeton (12-5, 2-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m., Jadwin Gym; Saturday, 6 p.m., Jadwin Gym

TV/Radio: ESPNU/ WPRB 103.3 FM; WPRB 103.3 FM

Last Time Out: Princeton lost to Yale, 79-75; Harvard lost to Columbia, 55-54; Dartmouth lost to Cornell, 77-73

Series History: Princeton holds a 130-44 record all-time against Harvard and a 147-42 mark vs. Dartmouth.
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Rider Gameday: at Niagara

Who: Rider (9-14, 5-7) at Niagara (6-17, 4-8)

When: Friday, 7 p.m., “Taps” Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Radio: 107.7 FM The Bronc

Last Time Out: Rider lost to Manhattan, 65-57; Niagara lost to Quinnipiac, 82-68

Series History: Niagara holds a 21-20 edge in the 41 all-time meetings. The two schools split the games a year ago, each winning on the road. The Broncs have won the last three at the Gallagher Center with their lost loss there the infamous clock game. 
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Postgame audio from Rider's 65-57 loss to Manhattan

Riverdale, N.Y. >> Rider lost 65-57 to Manhattan on Tuesday night as the two teams scuffled in the game's final minute.

Two Rider players were ejected for leaving the team bench.

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Rider Gameday: at Manhattan

Who: Rider (9-13, 5-6) at Manhattan (8-11, 5-5)

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, New York

Radio: 107.7 FM The Bronc

Last Time Out: Rider def. Canisius, 79-68; Manhattan lost to Iona, 70-56

Series History: Rider leads, 24-21, including victories in 12 of the last 17. The Broncs swept the season series last year, winning both games in overtime.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Princeton Gameday: at Brown; at Yale

Amir Bell had a big game against Penn. Princeton at Brown and Yale this weekend. (Jackie Schear Photo)

Who: Princeton (11-4, 1-0) at Brown (5-11, 0-2); at Yale (11-5, 2-0)

When: Friday, 6 p.m., Pizzitola Sports Complex, Providence, R.I.; Saturday, 7 p.m., Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, Conn.

TV/Radio: American Sports Network/ WPRB 103.3 FM; ESPN3/ WPRB 103.3 FM

Last Time Out: Princeton def. Bryn Athyn, 100-44; Brown lost to Yale, 90-66; Yale def. Brown, 90-66.

Series History: Princeton has dominated the series with Brown, winning 101 of the 128 meetings. Things are much closer against Yale as the Tigers hold a 145-87 edge. 
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Rider Gameday: at Saint Peter's

Who: Rider (7-13, 3-6) at Saint Peter’s (8-9, 6-2)

When: Thursday, 8 p.m., Yanitelli Center, Jersey City

TV/Radio: ESPN3/ 107.7 FM The Bronc

Last Time Out: Rider def. Quinnipiac, 75-52; Saint Peter’s lost to Iona, 64-58.

Series History: Rider is 32-17 all-time against its in-state rival, although SPU won the first meeting this season, 71-63, at Alumni Gym. The Broncs have still come out on top in eight of the last 11 meetings.
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