Fordham Hosts #11 Butler in Sold Out Rose Hill Gym on Saturday
Feb. 14, 2013
Bronx, N.Y. - A week after the New York City area was hit with white out conditions from Nemo, the Rose Hill Gym has a white out forecast for Saturday when eleventh-ranked Butler University pays Fordham a visit for an Atlantic 10 men's basketball game at 4:00 PM.
All fans in attendance will be provided with a free white Fordham t-shirt to create white out conditions in a packed Rose Hill Gym, named one of the "Cathedrals of College Basketball" by ESPN the Magazine.
The game is sold out but if you don't have a ticket you can watch the game live on the CBS Sports Network. To see if your cable provider carries the CBS Sports Network, click here.
Because the game is sold out, fans are encouraged to arrive early as traffic will be heavy around the Fordham campus.
Fordham enters the game with a 6-19 record, 2-8 in the Atlantic 10, after a 79-66 conference loss at Xavier on Wednesday night. Butler, ranked eleventh in the weekly Associated Press poll and tenth in the latest USA Today poll, enters the game with a 20-5 overall record, 7-3 in the A-10, after a 71-67 A-10 loss to Charlotte in Indianapolis on Wednesday.
Saturday afternoon's contest will be only the second meeting between Fordham and Butler on the hardwood. The Bulldogs won the first meeting, 94-80, on March 12, 1959 in the first round of the NIT.
On the court, Fordham is led by junior Branden Frazier, who leads the team in and is ninth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring (15.0 ppg) and also leads the squad and is second in the conference in assists (5.1/game). Freshman guard Mandell Thomas is averaging 18.3 ppg over the past four games after netting a season-high 23 points at Xavier, and a team-high 14.1 ppg in Atlantic 10 games. He is shooting 50.0% (10-20) from behind the arc over the last six games.
Fordham student ticket information
Attention Fordham students. The men's basketball game with Butler on Saturday is sold out! Please follow the instructions below to claim your student ticket to the game. There are only 600 student tickets available so get to the Rose Hill Gym early. Students who are in the stands by 3:00 PM will be treated to free pizza by Fordham head coach Tom Pecora!
Students can obtain their tickets starting at 2:30 PM at the Student Entrance through the Lombardi Center on Saturday with a valid Fordham student ID. Tickets are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS while they last. Only one ticket per student with a valid Fordham student ID!
The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network and will be a "White Out" game as each fan in attendance will receive a free white Fordham t-shirt. We ask that everyone wear the white t-shirt to show your Fordham pride.
Remember, student tickets will be distributed on Saturday beginning at 2:30 PM at the student entrance on the Lombardi Center bridge.