The games is the team’s first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game of the season

Rider is coming off a runner-up finish at the Cable Car Classic.

The Rider men’s basketball team will play the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game of the 2013-2014 season on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Monmouth University, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3. The game begins at 7 p.m.

Three busloads of Rider students will head to West Long Branch to cheer on the Broncs, who defeated Monmouth 65-62 last season at Rider. The last time Rider visited Monmouth, the Broncs won 74-62 during the 2011-2012 season.

This will be the first-ever MAAC game for Monmouth, a former Northeast Conference foe of the Broncs.

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