Men's Basketball Faces Princeton at the Barclays Center on Saturday on YES
Dec. 12, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. -
The Fordham University Rams continue their 2012-13 season, the 110th season of varsity basketball at Rose Hill, by traveling to Brooklyn to take on the Princeton University Tigers in the Barclays Center as part of the 2012 BROOKLYNHOOPS Winter Festival on Saturday, December 15, at 2:30 PM. The game will be televised live on the YES Network with Chris Shearn and Jim Spanarkel as the announcers. To see if your cable provider carries YES, use the YES Network Channel finder.
The game will also be broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and on www.wfuv.org with Alex Smith and Mike Valdetara calling the action. You can follow along on the Fordham Rams Twitter page and via Live Stats.
Fordham Athletics is offering complimentary game tickets and MetroCards to Fordham undergraduate students while supplies last! Reserve your FREE game tickets and MetroCards online today! Visit Fordham.edu/BasketballArenaGames and complete the form to claim your tickets and MetroCard.
The Rams are also hosting a pregame reception in the HighPoint Solutions Lounge and Mondavi Bar, located on Suite Level A in the Barclays Center beginning at 12:30 PM. The pregame reception is $20 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available. Register online by clicking here or contacting Grace Clark at 646-312-8223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fordham enters the game with a 1-8 record after a 58-47 loss to St. John's University in Madison Square Garden last Saturday. Princeton enters the game with a 3-5 record and is coming off a 64-57 home loss to Drexel University last Saturday.
Saturday contest will be the 29th meeting between Fordham and Princeton on the hardwood with the Tigers leading the all-time series, which started in 1904, 17-11. Princeton won the most recent meeting, defeating the Rams, 73-61, on November 26, 2008 in the Rose Hill Gym. It will be Fordham's first game in the borough of Brooklyn since the Rams played at Long Island University on November 26, 1985.
On the court, Fordham is led by junior guard Branden Frazier, who is averaging a team-high 15.2 ppg and he leads the team with 42 assists, while sophomore guard Bryan Smith is averaging 9.4 ppg and he leads the squad with 15 three-pointers. Ryan Canty has picked up his game lately, averaging 14.3 ppg and 9.5 rpg over the past four games and 7.4 ppg and 5.9 rpg on the year. He leads the team and is seventh in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage, hitting 32 of his 55 attempts (58.2%) and he also leads the squad with eight blocks.
Senior Chris Gaston is netting 11.3 ppg and a team-high 8.7 rpg is slated to return to action on Saturday after missing the past four games 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.