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Saturday, November 30, 2013

RIDER GAMEDAY: Broncs go for Cable Car title

Who: Rider (2-3) vs. North Dakota State (3-3)

When: Saturday, 11 p.m., Leavey Center, 47th Annual Cable Car Classic, Santa Clara, Calif.

TV: None

Radio: 107.7 FM The Bronc

Last Time Out: Rider def. Rice 97-93 in OT; North Dakota State def. Santa Clara, 91-85.

Background: The Broncs can return home with some silverware if they can beat the Bison in the championship game of the Cable Car Classic.

Rider got here with a thrilling overtime win against Rice in which it survived a barrage of 3s — 18 in all — by the Owls. 

Anthony Myles scored a career high 27 points, becoming a 1,000-point scorer in the process. Danny Stewart finished with 19, including a basket at the end of regulation to tie the game and two clutch free throw in the final 10 seconds.

To get the trophy, Rider must go through NDSU, which beat tournament host Santa Clara in the late game Friday night.

The Bison got a balanced scoring effort with all five starters reaching double figures led by Taylor Braun's 21 points.

NDSU only made 5 of 10 from beyond the arc, but still managed to score 91 points thanks to a 32 for 36 effort from the free-throw line.

The Broncs don't defend the 3-point line very well, but the Bison don't shoot many 3s. They've only made 32 all season in 93 attempts (Rice tried 35 night Friday night).

For Rider, Zedric Sadler looked good in 36 minutes, chipping in 11 points and some key defensive plays. Sadler blocked the a layup attempt by the Owls' Sean Obi as time expired in regulation to force overtime (he almost won it at the buzzer but his half-court heave rimmed out).

Coach Kevin Baggett was concerned Sadler had re-aggravated his sore left knee in the loss to Albany, but there were no signs of it against Rice.

Projected Starting Lineups: Rider: G-Anthony Myles (Sr., 17.8 ppg), G-Zedric Sadler (So., 12 ppg), G-Jimmie Taylor (Fr., 11.2 ppg), F-Danny Stewart (Sr., 16.8 ppg), F-Junior Fortunat (Jr., 5.6 ppg).
North Dakota State: G-Taylor Braun (Sr., 19.8 ppg), G-Kory Brown (So., 6.8 ppg), G-Lawrence Alexander (Jr., 10.3 ppg), F-Marshall Bjorklund (Sr., 13.3 ppg), F-TrayVonn Wright (Sr., 11.7 ppg).


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