Fordham Men's Basketball
Fordham dropped to 6-16 overall after losing to VCU last night in Richmond, 81-65. The pressure defense from VCU's Rams forced Fordham into 22 turnovers, and resulted in 32 points off those turnovers. That's where the game was won for the Atlantic 10's newest member. Fordham got double digit scoring performances from Mandell Thomas (16 points) and Brian Smith (17 points). They shot better than VCU, and won the rebounding battle, but ultimately couldn't hang with VCU.
The Fordham Rams finished their two game home stand with another entertaining game down to the final minute. In the end, they couldn't complete the effort in losing to Saint Joseph's 66-62 at the Rose Hill Gym Wednesday night.
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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.
Heading into their game at Charlotte, Fordham knew they were up for a tough test. The 49ers entered the game with 14-2 record and had held their opponents to just 36.5% shooting, which ranked them tenth in the entire country. When it was all said and done, Fordham hung extremely close late in the game, but it was the 49ers who came away with a 74-68 victory.
Alex Smith, WFUV Sports