Rider vs. Houston Baptist (Cancun)In the first game of the trio Rider was able to secure their first victory of the season in a hard fought 67-56 victory against Houston Baptist down in Cancun Mexico. The Broncs were lead by a strong performance from Teddy Okereafor who scored 16 points including 4 three-pointers. Rider would end the half on a 16-2 run to take a 36-22 lead into the break and wouldn't look back from there. The Broncs would lead by double digits the entire second half until the final 6 seconds in the Decisive win.
George Mason at ManhattanIn the second game of Thanksgiving eve the Jaspers welcomed George Mason University to Draddy. The Patriots we just coming off victories against power conference foes in Ole Miss and Oklahoma State. The Jaspers entered the game with only 6 available players (including a walk-on) due to injuries. Things were not looking pretty for the Jaspers in the 2nd half down 16 and Zane Waterman fouled out but some how the Jasper clawed all the way back and found themselves down 1 with seconds remaining. Tyler Wilson dropped the ball down to Shane Richards in the post with less than 5 seconds left and the rest is history... (See Video Below):
MBB: Check out Richard's go-ahead jumper! pic.twitter.com/B4TtJPoeNR— Manhattan Jaspers (@GoJaspers) November 26, 2015
Monmouth vs. #17 Notre Dame (Orlando)
Monmouth would enter this game full of confidence after already taking down UCLA at Pauley Pavilion and taking USC to the wire last week. The Hawks would hang tough in the first half carried by the bench. Justin Robinson would turn it on in the second half for the Hawks dropping 22 points in the victory including two free throws with 3.6 seconds left. These free throws would put them up for good and the Hawks would win 70-68. The real winner (on the internet anyway) would be the Hawks bench who became an instant viral hit (below):
Monmouth upset No. 17 Notre Dame earlier today and the bench WENT NUTS! (via @ESPNCBB) https://t.co/KPbQ4bTGMp— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 27, 2015
RT @barstooltweets: Still loving this Monmouth bench warmer whooping it up after beating ND pic.twitter.com/3DYnFUdrWA— David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) November 27, 2015