Fordham has had some close games lately, and Saturday's regular season finale against George Washington would be no different. The Rams fell to the Colonials 70-67 in a game where no team had a lead of larger than 5 points.
Tom Pecora joined me ahead of Fordham's regular season finale against George Washington on Saturday. We discussed the team's previous game, a 12-point loss to URIon Wednesday plus what the state of the team is heading into the Atlantic 10 tournament. We also discussed the recent crowds at the Rose Hill Gym and how coach believes fan support impacts the team's play.
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.
LaSalle's Tyrone Garland forced up a desprate shot from 12-feet out on the left baseline which was deflected in the air by Fordham Senior Branden Frazier. The buzzer sounded at the same time and it seemed like the Rams had come all the way back from 15 point defecit in the first half to send the game to overtime.
Mack Rosenberg and Chris Marasco talk to Fordham Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Pecora about the team's latest loss against VCU and discuss the matchup with the La Salle Explorers.
Afterwards, Mack and Chris stick around with Matt Moro and Kelly Kultys to discuss the issue of fan support at the Rose Hill Gym after Coach Pecora saying that he was disappointed with the crowd turnout at the VCU game.
On this week’s edition of the Stephanie Gaitley Show, I talk with the veteran head coach about Fordahm’s win over George Mason, the team’s matchup tomorrow against St. Joes and the Atlantic 10 tournament next week.
The final score put the game much closer than it was for the first 35 minutes. The Saint Joseph Hawks jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back. Fordham went into the half down 12, with the score at 42-30, but the Hawks were just as hot out of half time. They went up 29 points with 13 to go in the game for their biggest lead of the day. The scoring outburst from Saint Joseph's was large in part thanks to senior guard Langston Galloway's offensive outburst. He scored 33 points and went 10 for 15 from 3-point distance. The Rams defense seemed to have few answers.
With a tough road loss in the rearview mirror at Richmond, Fordham came away with a hard fought win over La Salle on Senior Day in the Rose Hill Gym.
After leading the nation in turnover margin last season, Fordham defensive coordinator David Blackwell has moved on after two years on Rose Hill. Multiple sources say Fordham is expected to name Tim Cary and staff newcomer Jon Wholley co-defensive coordinators in the coming week.