ALBANY, N.Y. -- Anthony Myles scored 20 points to lead Rider to a 62-56 victory over Siena on Friday night in the teams' Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener.
Jonathan Thompson scored 12 points for the Broncs (6-4), including eight as they closed the first half with a 22-8 run to lead 32-22 at the break.
Nurideen Lindsey finished with 11 points and Thompson had five assists for Rider, which led the entire second half.
Rakeem Brookins scored 12 points to lead the Saints (2-8), who have lost six in a row. Brookins missed the last three games because of protruding disks in his back. He missed all of last season with back problems.
Siena made just 6 of 17 free throws (35.3 percent) and has shot 58.3 percent (98 of 168) from the line this season.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.