Fordham Takes on Saint Louis on Sunday Afternoon
Feb. 17, 2013
SAINT LOUIS - After shooting a season-high 52 percent from the floor in their win over GW on Wednesday, the Fordham Rams return to action on the road, taking on the Billikens of Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon.
With a win, the Rams would guarantee at least eight Atlantic 10 wins, giving the program its first winning conference record as a member of the A-10.
SERIES HISTORY: Since Saint Louis joined the A-10 for the 2005-2006 season, the Billikens have held a 5-2 series advantage over the Rams.
The first of these meetings came in February of 2006, when the Rams beat the Billikens 70-56 in the Rose Hill Gym. Saint Louis took five in a row from there, but Fordham picked up a victory in the last meeting, a 64-61 overtime victory last year on Senior Day in the Bronx.
SCOUTING SAINT LOUIS: For the second time in as many games, the Rams will take on a squad under the direction of a first year head coach with a record in the area of .500 in the Atlantic 10. But Lisa Stone, St. Louis' coach, has a proven history of success with over 500 wins 27 seasons of patrolling the sideline.
On the season, St. Louis features just one player averaging in double figures, as Lorreal Jones leads the Billikens with 11.1 points per contest. Jones also leads St. Louis on the boards, pulling down 8.4 rebounds per outing.
Jacy Bradley, despite being the Billikens' second leading scorer with 9.9 points per contest, best serves the St. Louis offense as a distributor, dishing out nearly 4.8 assists per game, tied for fourth in the Atlantic 10 with Danni Jackson of George Washington. On Wednesday, Fordham held Jackson to just two assists.
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