Who: La Salle (3-1) at Rider (4-3)
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Alumni Gymnasium, 107.7 FM The Bronc, 990 AM
Last time out: Rider def. UW Milwaukee, 74-60; La Salle def. Villanova, 77-74 (OT).
Projected starting lineups: Rider: G-Jon Thompson (Sr. 11 ppg),
G-Nurideen Lindsey (Jr. 15.6 ppg), G-Anthony Myles (Jr. 14.3 ppg),
F-Danny Stewart (Jr. 9 ppg), F-Junior Fortunat (So. 4 ppg).
La Salle: G-Tyreek Duren (Jr. 15.5 ppg), G-Ramon Galloway (Sr. 15.3
ppg), G-Sam Mills (Jr. 9.3 ppg), F-Jerrell Wright (So. 14 ppg), F-Steve
Zack (So. 8.5 ppg).
Rider player to watch: Myles had a terrific road trip, including a
career-high 24 points in the win over Jacksonville. But his defense may
be more important that his scoring against the Explorers. Myles, who at
6-foot-5 is Rider’s biggest guard, will likely draw the assignment
against Duren, La Salle’s leading scorer.
La Salle player to watch: Duren handles the ball but Galloway is an
explosive scorer on his night. The South Carolina transfer scored 26
points in the Explorers’ long-awaited win over Villanova. He’s also not
afraid to chuck, firing up 22 shots against the Wildcats. If the Broncs
slow down Duren, expect Galloway to bomb away from long range.
AROUND THE MAAC
Iona 83, Niagara 72
: Sean Armand got first career double-double and Gaels first to win in conference play.
Loyola 67, Coppin State 51
: Greyhounds win Baltimore bragging rights in this rivalry behind Dylon Cormier's career-high 27 points. Loyola is 7-1.