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Rider 63, LIU Brooklyn 59

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Terrance Mouton had 16 points and Jason
Thompson added 15 as Rider held off Long Island University 63-59 on
Thursday night in the opening round of the College of Charleston
Holiday Classic.

Rider advanced to Friday's championship game against the winner
of the College of Charleston-Longwood game.

The Broncs (4-4), who had not played since a victory over
Delaware on Dec. 10, took a 47-33 lead on Lamar Johnson's layup
with 13:35 to go.

The Blackbirds (3-5) went on a 22-7 run over the next 7 minutes
and took a 55-54 lead on James Williams' fifth 3-pointer of the
game with 6:33 left.

Edwin Muniz put Rider ahead for good at 60-58 with 2:17
remaining.

Williams had 22 points for the Blackbirds.