Men's Basketball Continues Atlantic 10 Play by Hosting Saint Joseph's Tonight at 7:00 PM
Jan. 30, 2013
Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham University men's basketball Rams continue their 2013 Atlantic 10 season by hosting the Saint Joseph's University Hawks in the Rose Hill Gym tonight at 7:00 PM The game will be video streamed live on FordhamSports.com and audio streamed at WFUV.org.You can also follow the game via Live Stats.
Fordham enters the game with a 6-14 record, 2-3 in the Atlantic 10, after a 66-63 conference win over Rhode Island in the Rose Hill Gym on Saturday afternoon. Saint Joseph's enters the game with an 11-7 overall record, 2-3 in the A-10, and is coming off a 59-59 conference win over Xavier in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Wednesday night's contest will be the 45th meeting between Fordham and Saint Joseph's on the hardwood with the Hawks leading the all-time series, which started in the 1919-20 season, 28-16. Saint Joseph's has won the past six meetings, including an 80-62 win in Philadelphia last year on January 11 as Langston Galloway netted a game-high 30 points for the Hawks while Branden Frazier had 22 for the Rams.
On the court, Fordham is led by junior guard Branden Frazier, who is averaging a team-high 16.15.8 ppg, sixth in the Atlantic 10, after netting 20 against Rhode Island on Saturday, his seventh 20-point game of the year, and he is averaging a team-best 5.2 assists/game, second best in the A-10. Senior forward Chris Gaston is averaging 14.0 ppg and a team-high 8.1 rpg but has missed the past two games with an injury while freshman guard Mandell Thomas is averaging 10.6 ppg over the past nine games and 10.8 ppg in Atlantic 10 games after scoring a season-high 17 points in the Rhode Island win.
Sophomore Ryan Canty is averaging 6.8 ppg and 6.9 rpg on the year and leads the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage, hitting 60.4% (64-106) of his shots this year.
Jesuit Basketball Spotlight
Tonight's matchup between Fordham and Saint Joseph's is part of the nationwide Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project, using Jesuit basketball to raise awareness of Jesuit education. Both Fordham and Saint Joseph's are Jesuit schools.
The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project highlights more than 90 games this season between men's and women's teams from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States. Each of the 28 is dedicated to strong academics and teaching women and men to serve others and live a faith that does justice.
The spotlight project includes awareness announcements during these designated games and during gamecasts on radio and television; and other awareness opportunities.
Jesuit, Catholic colleges and universities in the United States have more than 200,000 students currently and more than 1.7 million living alumni. The Jesuit educational mission began in Europe approximately 500 years ago.