Scores

Final

Canisius 71

(6-25, 2-16 MAAC)

Rider 75

(22-9, 13-5 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    1 2 T
    CAN 29 4271
    RID 41 3475

    Top Performers

    Canisius: F. Turner 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rider: J. Thompson 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Rider 75, Canisius 71

    Associated Press

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Jason Thompson scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Rider survived a second-half scare with a 75-71 win over Canisius in the quarterfinal round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday night.

    The second-seeded Broncs (22-9), who briefly lost the lead at the nine-minute mark and twice saw the score tied in the final five minutes, advance to Sunday?s semifinal round.

    Harris Mansell and Justin Robinson added 13 points apiece in the win.

    Greg Logins had a game-high 20 points for Canisius. Frank Turner added 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

    Rider, which beat Canisius 102-51 earlier this season, let a 15-point first-half edge slip away when Logins drained a 3-pointer to make it 60-59 Canisius with 8:51 to go.

    The Golden Griffins (6-25) also tied it at 66 and 71 before Patrick Mansell put the Broncs up for good with a 3-pointer that made it 74-71 with 1:08 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CAN
    RID
    Points 71 75
    FG Made-Attempted 29-66 (.439) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 15

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 8, 2007 RID 82, @CAN 58Recap
    Jan 6, 2008 @RID 102, CAN 51Recap
    » Mar 8, 2008 @RID 75, CAN 71Recap