Fordham began the game with the same defensive intensity that they showed in the second half of their close loss to LaSalle on Saturday. They went shot for shot with URI down the stretch of first half and went into halftime with a 2-point lead. But, URI went on a run around the ten minute mark of the second half that Fordham couldn't quite answer.
The Fordham Men's basketball team opens up it's 2013-2014 campaign this Friday against St. Francis at the Rose Hill Gym. For the Rams, it's the start of a new era as Chris Gaston (over 1,000 points and averaged a double-double at Fordham) has graduated. Myself and Chris Marasco preview the season in this special podcast, and there are quite a few points to hit on.
Fordham used the crowd, and some veteran leadership to propel them a 66-63 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday at the Rose Hill Gym. Like the last home game the Rams played against UMass, the battle of the Rams went right down the wire and foul shooting was the key.
Travion Leonard (2) goes for the tip-in.