McGill’s late basket helps Iona beat Rider 77-71
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Rickey McGill scored a key basket with 11 seconds left to help Iona give Rider its first conference loss 77-71 on Friday night.
McGill had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. He scored on a putback to make it 74-71 for the Gaels (7-11, 5-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), following for the rebound after Tajuan Agee had his shot blocked by Tyere Marshall.
Siena’s Jimmy Patsos improvises after heated game with Rider
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When push came to shove in the closing moments of a heated Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game between Rider and Siena, Saints coach Jimmy Patsos improvised as the opposing side ditched the handshake line at game's end.
The lighthearted response by Patsos, who pantomimed handshakes to imaginary players, was priceless.
Long’s double-double leads Siena to 78-68 win over Rider
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Lavon Long had a career-high 29 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds and Siena beat Rider 78-68 on Tuesday night in a game marred by a fight near the end of the fourth quarter .