Rams Look for Highest Ever A-10 Win Total Against La Salle
Feb. 5, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - After tying their highest ever win total in Atlantic 10 play with their fifth conference victory of the year against VCU, the Rams hit the road for a game against La Salle on Wednesday night at 7 PM.
In addition to securing their fifth conference win in just six attempts on Saturday, the Rams also secured a winning regular season record for the first time since 1994-1995 .
SERIES HISTORY: Wednesday night is just the latest installation in a long standing rivalry between the Rams and the Explorers. Having played each other as members of both the MAAC and the Atlantic 10, Fordham and La Salle will meet for the 43rd time when they tip-off in the Gola Arena. Historically, La Salle holds the series advantage, taking home 34 victories while surrendering only eight losses. When playing at La Salle, Fordham has only won three out of 19 games.
But if one has followed the Rams this season, he or she should know that Coach Gaitley's squad has displayed a knack for defying series histories. The Rams beat Charlotte for the first time in program history last month, bested Richmond for only the second time and downed Xavier for the first time in 18 tries in Cincinnati.
SCOUTING LA SALLE: Under the direction of third year head coach Jeff Williams, La Salle has turned in a 7-14 record so far this season while going 3-3 in conference.
La Salle may be struggling to pick up victories this season, but redshirt senior guard Brittany Wilson has certainly had no trouble finding the bottom of the basket. The Pawtucket, R.I., native averages 18.3 points per game, good enough for first in the conference. Wilson also leads the Explorers in assists, with just under three per outing, and rebounds, pulling in 6.5 per contest.
The Explorers feature two other scorers averaging double figures.
Senior Shanel Harrison averages 11 points per game while fellow senior
Ebonee Jones nets 10.7 per outing.
While their winning percentage this season won't turn any heads, a closer look at La Salle's schedule shows that the Explorers played some tough competition in a non-conference slate that saw just four wins. They fell to North Carolina in the Dean Dome, faced road tilts against three Big East opponents (Georgetown, Villanova and Rutgers) and hosted SEC power Florida in the Gola Arena. All five of these contests resulted in a loss for the Explorers.
LISTEN LIVE: Chris Marasco and Mike Watts will bring you all the action from the Gola Arena on wfuvsports.org.