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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rider-TCU at a glance


WHEN: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass.

WHAT: Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic

RECORDS: Rider is 2-1; TCU is 2-0

SERIES: First meeting

ON THE AIR: Radio: 107.7 FM, (Daryl Fein, Steve Rudenstein and Kevin Bannon)

The Broncs manhandled USC Wednesday night in one of their most impressive showings of the past two seasons. Justin Robinson scored a game-high 28 points on 9-for-10 shooting. The senior guard was 5-for-5 from 3-point range and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. In three games this season, Robinson is 9-for-13 (69 percent) from 3-point range and 11-for-12 (92 percent) from the line. He's averaging team bests in points (19.3) and assists (4.3). ... Mike Ringgold is averaging 11.7 points and a team-high six rebounds. ... Novar Gadson is averaging 11.7 points off the bench and is 5-for-9 (56 percent) from 3-point range despite having shot 29 percent from long range last year. ... Brandon Penn is averaging seven points and 4.7 rebounds. ... Danny Stewart (five points, five rebounds) and Jon Thompson (3.7 points) are also probable starters.

The Horned Frogs, under aptly named third-year coach Jim Christian, have cruised in their first two games, routing Jackson State 86-62 and 84-64 over SMU. ... TCU is eight in the country in field goal percentage at 55.5 percent but 325th in rebounding at 29 per game. ... Five-9 junior point guard Hank Thorns is averaging 11 points and a team-high 10 assists. He had 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting and 10 assists against SMU. ... Six-2 junior guard Ronnie Moss is averaging a team-high 18 points along with 3.5 assists. He scored 20 to lead the Horned Frogs over Jackson State. ... Six-9 freshman Amric Fields is averaging 13.5 points. ... Six-7 sophomore Garlon Green is averaging 13 points and five rebounds. ... Sammy Yeager, a 6-4 sophomore guard, is averaging 12.5 points and a team-high 5.5 rebounds. He had 17 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes against SMU.


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