Rider will face off against Iona in the quarterfinal round of the MAAC Championship Tournament on Wednesday for a tip off time of 7 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN plus. Rider comes into this game with a record on the season of 13–18, coming off a dominant victory in the first round of the tournament against Manhattan by the score of 79–67. Rider has won three out of their last five games but running to a tough team with only six losses on the season.
Iona comes into this game with a record on the season of 25–6, and have won four of their last five games coming against Fairfield, Canisius, Quinnipiac, and their opponents in this matchup on the road by the score of 67–61. The only loss for Iona came on the road against Manhattan in a very close game by the score of 74–72.
Dwight Murray is leading Rider in points per game averaging 12.6 on the season with a field goal percentage of 37.7%, and a free-throw percentage of 79.5%. Murray is also the team leader in minutes per game averaging 37.3 on the season from the guard position, and is also averaging 4.6 assists.
Tyson Jolly is the team leader for Iona in points per game averaging 14.5 on the season with a field goal percentage of 43%, and a free throw percentage of 69.5%. Nelly Junior Joseph is the team leader for Iona in rebounds per game averaging 8.2 on the year. Elijah Joiner is the team leader for Iona in minutes per game average in 30.1 on the season.