Morning Run — Game 10: Rider 62, Siena 56
Stud of the game: Anthony Myles continues to have a breakout season. The junior scored 20 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
Coach Kevin Baggett asked him to do more than stand on the perimeter and shoot 3-pointers and Myles has responded.
He's attacking the basket and taking open shots when available. He's also chipping in on the boards, grabbing six last night.
Jon Thompson also had a solid night, contributing 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Dud of the game: Siena coach Mitch Buonaguro can't quite figure out the right combination. Last night he blew through his timeouts Andy Reid-style and couldn't stop the clock in the final 3-and-half minutes.
The Saints are doing the little things add up to losses — turnovers, missing open shots, getting beat on the offensive boards — and if Buonaguro doesn't get it turned around he's going to have a tough time keeping his job.
The natives are restless and already have him on the hot seat.
— Thanks to my colleague, Andrew Santillo, at our sister paper, the Troy Record, for chipping in with a recap of Rider's win over Siena. Read his story here.
— Also, take a look at my story on the Rider baseball team welcoming 10-year-old Raymond Key into its family. Key is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Read it here.
Marist 62, Manhattan 58: George Beamon (ankle) didn't play for the Jaspers and coach Steve Masiello said he didn't know when he would be back. Without the league's leading scorer, Manhattan is in big trouble.
Loyola (7-3, 0-1) at St. Peter's (4-4, 1-0), noon
Niagara (3-5) at Buffalo (3-5), 7 p.m.
Iona (3-3) vs. Rutges (4-2) at Madison Square Garden, 9 p.m.