Men's Basketball Opens Play at 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off
Nov. 12, 2012
Pittsburgh, Pa. -
The Fordham University Rams continue their 2012-2013 season by traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa., to participate in the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off by taking on the host school, the University of Pittsburgh, in the Petersen Events Center at 6:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and on wfuv.org as well as being streamed live at ESPN3. You can also follow the game via Live Stats.
Fordham enters the game after opening the season with an 86-76 loss at Texas State University on Friday night. Pittsburgh enters the game off an 80-48 season-opening win over Mt. St. Mary's in the Petersen Events Center on Friday night.
On the court, Fordham is led by senior Chris Gaston, who led the team in scoring (17.1 ppg) and rebounding (9.9 rpg) last year and who opened the 2012-13 season with his 53rd career double-double, scoring 19 points and adding 14 rebounds at Texas State. Those numbers bring his career total to 925 rebounds, fifth all-time at Fordham, and 1,447 points, ninth all-time at Rose Hill. He is 43 rebounds behind Bill McCadney (1955-58) for fourth on the all-time rebounding list and 77 points behind Brenton Butler on the all-time scoring list.
Junior guard Branden Frazier finished with 18 points and six rebounds at Texas State while sophomore guard Bryan Smith added 16 points and five boards.