Men's Basketball Takes on Robert Morris in 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off
Nov. 13, 2012
Pittsburgh, Pa. -
The Fordham University Rams continue their 2012-2013 season by facing the Robert Morris University Colonials in the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off at the Petersen Events Center at 6:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and on wfuv.org. You can also follow the game via Live Stats.
Fordham enters the game with a 0-2 record after falling to the University of Pittsburgh in the first round of the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off last night. Robert Morris enters the game with an 0-2 record after an 80-69 loss to Lehigh last night in the first round of the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off in the Petersen Events Center.
On the court, Fordham is led by sophomore guard Bryan Smith who is averaging a team-high 13.5 ppg after netting eleven points last night. Senior Chris Gaston is second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.5 ppg, and he leads the squad in rebound at 10.0 rpg. Gaston, who led the team in scoring (17.1 ppg) and rebounding (9.9 rpg) last year, has 931 career rebounds, fifth all-time at Fordham, and 1,451 career points, ninth all-time at Rose Hill. He is 37 rebounds behind Bill McCadney (1955-58) for fourth on the all-time rebounding list and 73 points behind Brenton Butler on the all-time scoring list.
This will be the second meeting between Robert Morris and Fordham on the hardwood with the Colonials winning the first matchup, 72-66, in the Rose Hill Gym on December 2, 2007.