Rider, Other MAAC Teams Exceed Expectations, Show Depth This Weekend

Posted by Ari Kramer on November-14-2009 Add Comments

With two games to be played tomorrow, the MAAC has already exceeded expectations this weekend, posting a 6-3 record. Of the nine games, five are more signifcant than the rest.

1) Of course, Rider's 14-point upset of No. 19 Mississippi State is the most impressive. The Bulldogs might have been without Renardo Sidney and John Riek, but the odds of the Broncs exiting the Humphrey Coliseum as victors were still low.

With the win, coach Tommy Dempsey has people thinking that his blasphemous pick—he tabbed Rider over Siena as the No. 1 MAAC team—isn't so implausible.

Also, it looks like Ryan Thompson has an improved supporting cast this year—Mike Ringgold and Novar Gadson each dropped 21 points.

2) A loss is a...

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