The Retrievers, two years removed from America East regular season and tournament championship, lost four starters from last year’s team, which went 15-17. Six-five senior forward Matt Spadaforda, averaging 6.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, is their only returning starter and their only upperclass starter. Chauncey Gilliam, a 6-5 sophomore guard, is averaging a team-best 12 points. He and 6-4 frsehman Shawn Grant (11.9 points) are the only Retrievers averaging double figures in scoring. Both players are part of a three-guard attack that also includes 5-10 sophomore Chris De La Rosa (7.3 points, team-best 6.5 assists). Spadafora and 6-5 freshman Adrian Satchell (5.6 points, 5.3 rebounds) make up one of the smallest starting frontcourts in the nation — a factor that should allow Rider to dominate the boards.