Down 10 Points Late, Rams Fight Back To Win at The Barclays Center
With three minutes and twenty-two seconds remaining in the second half at the Barclays Center, there was a media timeout on the floor. The Princeton Tigers (3-6) led the Fordham Rams (2-8) 56-46. Many fans may have expected the young Rams team to hang their heads and give up. That was not the case. The Rams closed the game on a 17-4 run after that timeout. Junior guard Branden Frazier would score 13 of his 19 points in the final three plus minutes of game time to lead the Rams to a remarkable to 63-60 win over Princeton.
With the Rams down one point with 25 seconds on the clock and no timeouts remaining, Frazier drove the lane, made the defense collapse on him, and dished it off to Ryan Canty for the game-winning layup with only 8 seconds on the clock. The Tigers missed a shot, which led to two made free throws from Bryan Smith. With Fordham up three and 1.2 seconds on the clock, the Tigers threw it deep, where their leading scorer Ian Hummer grabbed the ball just behind the three point line, turned and fired a shot that seemed to hang in the air for an eternity. The shot missed off the front iron, and the Fordham Rams had a remarkable win.
Frazier had 19 points for Fordham, and was a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe. Canty recorded his second straight double-double, with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Another bright spot for Fordham, senior Chris Gaston returned to the lineup and recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
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