ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -Ryan Thompson scored a career-high 30 points to lead third-seeded Rider to a 67-58 win over sixth-seeded St. Peter's in the quarterfinal round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Saturday night.
Harris Mansell added 12 points and Novar Gadson had nine points and 14 rebounds for the Broncs (19-11, 13-6 MAAC), who advance to face second-seeded Niagara in Sunday's semifinals.
Rider blew a 14-point lead but regained control midway through the second half on a three-point play by Thompson that made it 49-48 with 10:32 remaining.
St. Peter's, which led 46-44 with 12:26 remaining, kept it close the rest of the way but was unable to tie the game.
Ryan Bacon scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Peacocks (11-19, 8-11 MAAC), who also got 14 apiece from Wesley Jenkins and Nick Leon.
Rider jumped ahead 20-6 with a 15-2 run that included back-to-back three-point plays by Thompson before St. Peter's cut the lead to 39-32 at halftime.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Upset-minded UCLA visits Kentucky Kentucky and UCLA don’t receive the chance to come together very often. That merely adds to the excitement preceding this afternoon’s clash of the titans at Rupp...
Thumbnail Longhorns mired in extended slump After starting the season ranked No. 21 in the country, Texas has lost three in a row. Will Shaka Smart’s troops be able to reverse course against Alabama?
Thumbnail Edwardsville vs. Indiana Pick Will No. 13 Indiana have a letdown showing when it plays host to SIU-Edwardsville tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Cincinnati vs. Iowa St. Pick Will No. 19 Iowa State stay perfect at home when it plays host to Cincinnati tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Saint Mary's vs. Stanford Prediction Will Stanford pull off the upset or at least cover the spread when it hosts Saint Mary’s at 11:00PM ET tonight?
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages