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.
Fordham (6-3) never trailed in a 79-60 win over Howard (2-11) at the historic Rose Hill Gym.
Fordham (3-2) scored one of the biggest wins under Tom Pecora, a tightly contested road victory over rival Manhattan College (3-2).
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.
On the morning of Saturday March 9th, in Olean, NY, Mack Rosenberg and I sat down with Fordham Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Pecora for the final time this season. Fordham’s final game with Saint Bonaventure was just hours away, so we took the chance to look back on this season, and look ahead to next year.
Heading into their regular season finale at St. Bonaventure, the Fordham Rams didn’t appear to have much to play for. They had no chance of making the A10 tournament, and they hadn’t won a road conference game in four calendar years. On the other side, the Bonnies had everything to play for. A win for the Bonnies put them into postseason play. It was also Senior Day at the Reilly Center. Despite the odds, the young Fordham team played hard for 40 minutes, and their senior leader Chris Gaston stepped up when it mattered most, leading the Rams to an improbable 76-72 win to finish out the year.
Entering the Rams’ second matchup of the season against the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, the Fordham Rams had a lot of hope. In their first matchup with the Hawks this season, Fordham played them incredibly close and were a few missed free throws and turnovers away from coming out with a win. Saint Joe’s won that first matchup 66-62. The second time around was not nearly as close, as the Hawks cruised to an 82-56 victory.
The regular season is headed toward the finish line for Fordham Men’s Basketball. Before the Rams’ Saturday night matchup with the Saint Joe’s Hawks, Mack Rosenberg and I sat down with Head Coach Tom Pecora .
The atmosphere at the Rose Hill Gym Saturday evening was the way it should be every game, and Fordham gave the sell-out crowd many reasons to cheer. But they couldn't finish off the upset of #11 Butler at home, losing 68-63. Fordham has now lost six straight contests, and this once certainly bites.