Men's Basketball in Dayton for Atlantic 10 Matchup Tonight
Jan. 23, 2013
Dayton, Ohio - The Fordham University men'¬s basketball squad continues its Atlantic 10 season tonight with a trip to Dayton, Ohio, to face the University of Dayton Flyers in the UD Arena at 7:00 PM.
Fordham enters the game with a 5-13 record, 1-2 in the Atlantic 10, after a 74-68 Atlantic 10 loss at Charlotte last Wednesday. Dayton enters the contest with a 10-7 overall record, 0-3 in the conference, and is coming off a 72-70 conference loss at La Salle last Wednesday.
On the court, Fordham is led by junior guard Branden Frazier, who is averaging a team-high 16.4 ppg, fourth in the Atlantic 10, including 23 at Charlotte, his sixth 20-point game of the year, and leads the team with 97 assists, second best in the A-10. Senior forward Chris Gaston is averaging 14.0 ppg, second best on the squad, and a team-high 8.1 rpg, while freshman guard Mandell Thomas, who scored a season-high 13 points at Charlotte on Wednesday, is averaging 10.3 ppg in Atlantic 10 action, 6.0 ppg on the year.
Wednesday's night's contest will be the 28th meeting between Fordham and Dayton on the hardwood with the Flyers leading the all-time series, which started in 1952-53, 22-5. Dayton has won the past six match-ups, including a 72-70 overtime win in the Rose Hill Gym last February 11, as Chris Johnson scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Flyers while Chris Gaston had 23 points and eight boards for the Rams.