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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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Princeton hits 100 points for first time in 44 years in rout of Lafayette

Princeton >> Four days after stepping foot on a floor it hadn’t played on in 46 years, Princeton followed it up by lighting up the scoreboard in a way it hadn’t in 44 years.

Not since 1971 had the Tigers scored 100 points in a game, but that all changed on Wednesday night as Princeton treated the fans at Jadwin Gym to a pre-Thanksgiving feast.

Five different players reached double-figures, 14 of the 16 who appeared scored and the Tigers crushed Lafayette, 104-52, for their third straight win to begin the season.

The 104 points are the most since scoring 108 against Yale on Feb. 26, 1971.
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Cancun Challenge Recap: Rider goes 1-1

Rider split a pair of games at the Cancun Challenge, falling to Cleveland State on Tuesday before bouncing back with a win over Houston Baptist on Wednesday — the Broncs' first of the season. A couple observations from the two games:

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Princeton Gameday: vs. Lafayette

Who: Lafayette (1-3) at Princeton (2-0).

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Jadwin Gym

Radio: WPRB 103.3 FM

Last Time Out: Princeton def. Saint Peter’s, 75-72; Lafayette lost to La Salle, 83-75.

Series History: The Tigers hold a 48-19 edge in the series, although the Leopards won last season’s meeting by 17 points.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rider Gameday: Cancun Challenge

Teddy Okereafor and Rider will play two games in Cancun, Mexico. Jackie Schear Photo

Who: Rider (0-3) vs. Cleveland State (1-2).

When: Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico.

Radio: 107.7 FM The Bronc.

Last Time Out: Rider lost to No. 3 Maryland, 65-58; Cleveland State lost to Rhode Island, 73-45.

Series History: This is the first meeting between the schools, although they have met in wrestling when both were part of the Eastern Wrestling League.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rider's Kahlil Thomas proves he tough in near-upset of Maryland

Kahlil Thomas guards Maryland's Diamond Stone. AP Photo

College Park, Md. >> Kahlil Thomas took Rider’s near-miss at No. 3 Maryland harder than most of his teammates.

Thomas felt responsible for the Broncs coming up short of a memorable upset after he missed the front end of a one-and-one and couldn’t come up with a key rebound in the final minute.

But both head coach Kevin Baggett and point guard Teddy Okereafor absolved the junior forward of any blame, pointing out that Rider wouldn’t have been in position to win if it wasn’t for Thomas’ toughness.

“His effort was there,” Baggett said. “He really competed and did some great things. He was going up against two big guys down there, so I’m proud of the way he fought. I’m proud of the way he’s coming along.” 
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Princeton Gamedy: vs. Saint Peter's (Dillon Gym)

Who: Saint Peter’s (1-2) at Princeton (1-0)

When: Saturday, 9 p.m., Dillon Gym

Radio: WPRB 103.3 FM

Last Time Out: Princeton def. Rider, 64-56; St. Peter’s lost to Hartford, 67-66

Series History: This is just the third meeting between the Tigers and Peacocks. They met last season in Jersey City and SPU throttled Princeton, 60-46. In a throwback to yesteryear, the game will take place inside Dillon Gym, the first game in the old building since Jan. 11, 1969.
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Rider Gameday: at Maryland

Who: Rider (0-2) at No. 3 Maryland (2-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m, Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland.

TV/ Radio: Big Ten Network/ 107.7 FM The Bronc

Last Time Out: Rider lost to La Salle, 73-60; Maryland def. Georgetown, 75-71.
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