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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rider opener Nov. 12 at UMass; USC, Pitt La Salle also on schedule

A year before the MAAC tournament moves to Springfield, Mass., Rider will get plenty of experience playing in the area.

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rider Rocks!!!

May 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM 
Blogger Bryan Y. said...

Great job with the report , Doods, after recruiting stuff, scheduling stuff is my favorite topic, and you always give good updates on both. For years, I have complained about Rider's horrid scheduling until last year when they got it right. This year, I am pleased as well. Pitt, USC and the A-10 games are solid. Hofstra should also be a top-level CAA team this year and will be as good for the RPI as well.

May 13, 2010 at 11:39 AM 

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