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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rider 77, USC 57

This report filed by The Trentonian's Fred Sakai:

LOS ANGELES - Any negative effects Rider may have had traveling cross-country for the game against USC were quickly erased when the Broncs took command in the opening minutes, ultimately leading to a wire-to-wire 77-57 victory Wednesday night.

Rider (2-1) started out hot with a 15-6 lead and continued to play good basketball throughout the game, part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic.

While the Trojans clawed back to a 21-21 tie with 5:39 left in the first half, the Broncs quickly responded with their own 10-2 run in a span of 3:51. Justin Robinson and Jhamar Youngblood each scored five in that run.

Rider took a 36-27 lead to halftime.

While still fresh were the memories of the second half collapse at UMass, the Broncs had two 6-0 runs, sandwiched between a USC 3-point play by Bryce Jones, to lead by 18 with 16:36 left in the game.

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Anonymous #1 Rider Fan said...

Great job last night by Rider. When people here USC, they think Reggie Bush, OJ Mayo, Mark Sanchez, etc. and they beat the sh%! out of them last night.

And I know a lot of people (TMD) like to talk about how a Harnum team would have done this or that. Lets give Dempsey some credit. He consistently goes out of conference and beats these schools from the BCS conferences year after year.

November 18, 2010 at 6:29 AM 
Blogger Bryan Y. said...

Yes, I knew it! I predicted greatness this season and it is coming true! By season's end, I guarantee a 30-3 record, rpi in the 30's, and a 5 seed in the tournament, followed by a Butler-like run to the finals

November 18, 2010 at 9:20 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all you have to say Doods on this huge story?

GO RIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111111111111111111

November 18, 2010 at 10:26 AM 
Anonymous tmd39 said...

It's was a good win. But USC is a middle of the pack team, in a middle of the pack BCS conference. And the Miss St. win last year was a great win. But remember that in the three BCS wins that Tommy Boy has, two were over USC and Penn St. Now that would be impressive if we still had a football team. Let's see what happens at Pitt.

November 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USC was picked 6th preseason in the PAC 10. That's a solid positon in a major conference. Furthermore they blew them out at home - which happens to be 3,000 miles away. It was a very nice win for the Rider program. Doods does a poor job of cover it.

In other MAAC news how is FF - the preseason MAAC favorite - doing in OOC play? Getting smoked by Rutgers is laughable. Rider is establishing itself as the team to beat. Hopefully Dempsey doesn't mess it up.

November 18, 2010 at 12:45 PM 
Anonymous #1 Rider Fan said...

My point with Dempsey being able to compete and beat teams like USC, Rutgers, Penn St, Miss. St is the level of athlete those schools recruits is superior to Rider. Players like OJ Mayo don't say, "OK have it down to Rider and USC." The fact he has put together a squad that doesn't get blown off the court athletically by schools like that should say something for him.

November 18, 2010 at 1:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dempsey is better at recruiting than game coaching/motivation IMO. He has clearly recruited much better athletes to Rider to his credit. What he does with it is the issue. He had the two Thompson brothers together for three years and won zero MAAC tournaments. Last year was a total disaster at 9-9 in the league.

He deserves credit for these nice non-conference wins but he can't turnaround and then lose to a lousy team in a big spot - especially in the MAAC. The MAAC is basically the NEC this year, he should roll everyone.

November 18, 2010 at 2:14 PM 

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