Scores

Final

Rider 71

(11-15, 8-6 MAAC)

Canisius 66

(4-20, 1-13 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 9, 2012

    Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    RID 29 4271
    CAN 34 3266

    Top Performers

    Rider: N. Gadson 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Canisius: H. Washington 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast

    Rider 71, Canisius 66

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Novar Gadson had 19 points to lead Rider to a come-from-behind 71-66 victory over Canisius on Thursday night, sweeping the season series.

    The Broncs (11-15, 8-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) have won two straight and five of their last six.

    Trailing 59-49 with 7:19 remaining, Rider used a 15-4 run, including six points by Gadson, to take its first lead, 64-63, with 1:38 remaining. Brandon Penn scored on a layup with 45 seconds left and Gadson then hit three free throws with 18 seconds to go for a six-point lead.

    A 3-pointer by Franklin Milian with 11 seconds left was the only field goal by the Golden Griffins (4-20, 1-13) in the final 5:24.

    Penn had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Anthony Myles added 12 points and Jonathan Thompson had 10 of Rider's 20 assists.

    Harold Washington's 15 points and 10 rebounds led Canisius, which has lost eight straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RID
    CAN
    Points 71 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-64 (.359) 24-64 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-29 (.241) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 12-16 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    2011-12 Season

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