Rider opener Nov. 12 at UMass; USC, Pitt La Salle also on schedule
In addition to playing at the MassMutual Center in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, the Broncs will open the season at UMass Nov 12. As part of the tournament -- which features two games on teams' home courts before the tournament moves to Springfield -- Rider will play at the Minutemen in the opener, followed by a date Nov. 17 at USC.
"We are excited to have an opportunity to play in the Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament against a great field," coach Tommy Dempsey said. "It gives our players an opportunity to experience the basketball hall of fame and it also gives us a chance to play two games this year in the MassMutual Center which will serve as the home of the MAAC tournament for the following three years."
The Broncs' non-conference schedule will also include games against Pitt, La Salle and Drexel in addition to the BracketBuster return game against Hofstra, though none of those dates are finalized.
The Tip-Off Classic, hosted by the MAAC, will also feature New Mexico State and Bradley, according to a report in the Springfield Republican. The remaining three teams have yet to be determined.