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Great Britain guard Teddy Okereafor went off for a career-high 30 points for Rider on Monday.
Despite a 64-60 loss against Quinnipiac, Okereafor almost single-handedly willed the Broncs back to an improbable victory.
The 6’4″ 1992 born guard scored Rider’s final 15 on his way to a career night, as he helped them cut a 15-point deficit with 3:19 remaining to two with 4.7 seconds left.
Qunnipiac used a pair of free throws after Okereafor canned a 3-pointer to secure the victory.
“I’m ready to go,” said Okereafor, who has played every minute of the Broncs’ last two games, to the Trentonian.
“I’m fresh every game. … Whatever they need me to play, I’m going to play. Whatever my team needs me to do, I’m ready to do it to make sure we start winning some games.”
Rider (4-10, 0-3) had won three of its last four entering play Monday night, but remained winless in conference play.
Okereafor made 11 of 19 shots, including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc, adding 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. His teammates combined to go 9 of 36.
“It is hard to ask Teddy to do everything,” Rider Head Coach Kelly Baggett said after the game.
“I started off the game trying to get others involved and then looked for my shot,” Okereafor added.
“Other games, I looked for my shot first, so I’m just trying to figure out the balance of doing both — getting others involved and being aggressive. I know the more aggressive I am, the more opportunities I get for my teammates.”