I know it’s way too early to pay much attention to KenPom and other ranking services, but hey what the heck. Here’s how Pomeroy sees our home-opener tomorrow night.
Rider (0-0) 183rd ranked
LU (0-1) 188th ranked
LU wins 70-66 (65% chance)
Rider is coming off a 19-win season in which the Broncs finished in second place in the MAAC after being picked to finish seventh. This year, the team from Lawrencville (NJ) is the No. 4 pick in the Pre-season Men’s 11-team MACC Basketball Poll. Their team website reports they will look to senior leadership of a pair of returning third team All-MAAC seniors, forward Daniel Stewart and guard Anthony Myles. Stewart was the MAAC’s fourth rebounder (7.2), while Myles scored 12.4 points per game. Look for Rider to start 2 seniors and 3 freshmen tomorrow night – no one over 6’7” in height.
The Broncs played one exhibition game and got by East Stroudsburg 79-76. Game report follows: