Men's Basketball Takes on Penn Tonight in 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game
Nov. 19, 2012
Bethlehem, Pa. -
The Fordham University Rams continue their 2012-2013 season by facing the University of Pennsylvania Quakers in the consolation bracket of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Lehigh's Stabler Arena at 6:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and on wfuv.org and you can also follow the game via Live Stats.
Fordham enters the game with a 0-3 record after falling to Robert Morris University in the first round of the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off last Tuesday night. Penn enters the game with a 1-3 record after a 61-59 home loss to Drexel on Saturday.
On the court, Fordham is led by junior guard Branden Frazier, who is averaging 14.3 ppg and leads the team with eleven assists, while sophomore guard Bryan Smith is averaging 13.0. Senior Chris Gaston is netting 11.3 ppg and a team-high 8.7 rpg but will be out of action for the next four-to-six weeks due to an injury. Gaston, who led the team in scoring (17.1 ppg) and rebounding (9.9 rpg) last year, has 937 career rebounds, fifth all-time at Fordham, and 1,462 career points, ninth all-time at Rose Hill. He is 31 rebounds behind Bill McCadney (1955-58) for fourth on the all-time rebounding list and 62 points behind Brenton Butler on the all-time scoring list.
This will be the eighth meeting between Penn and Fordham on the hardwood with the Rams leading the all-time series, 5-2. Fordham has won the past four matchups, including a 77-60 victory at The Palestra on December 9, 2006 in the most recent meetings between the two schools.