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Fordham MBB Opens A-10 Play with VCU on Sunday

Eric Paschall. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Eric Paschall. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Fordham University Rams continue their 2014-2015 season, the 112th season of varsity basketball at Rose Hill, and open their Atlantic 10 season by hosting the VCU Rams in the historic Rose Hill Gym on Sunday, January 4, at 1:00 p.m. in a game at will be televised by the CBS Sports Network with Brent Stover (p-b-p), Bob Wenzel (color) and Jon Rothstein (sidelines) announcing and broadcast on WFUV (90.7 FM) and www.wfuv.org as well as streamed live on www.fordhamsports.com.

Fordham enters the game with a 5-6 record following a 74-54 win over South Carolina State in the Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday. VCU enters the game with a 10-3 record after a 72-63 home win over Cleveland State December 29.

Rams Notes:

* Fordham freshmen Eric Paschall and Chris Sengfelder are just one of two sets of freshman teammates to be averaging more than 10.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg. Paschall is seventh in the Atlantic 10 in scoring with a 15.8 ppg average while also pulling down 5.9 rpg, while Sengfelder is averaging 12.3 ppg and 6.6 rpg. The only other freshman combo to be averaging 10.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg are Purdue’s Isaac Hass (11.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg) and Vince Edwards (10.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg).
*  Sengfelder is heating up over the past five games, averaging 16.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg while shooting 59.3 percent from the floor (32-54). He scored a season-high 22 points last time out against South Carolina State, shooting 9-for-13 from the field.

* Through games of January 1, the Fordham Rams have the Atlantic 10’s seventh leading scorer, and top freshman scorer, in freshman guard Eric Paschall (15.8 ppg) and the third leading rebounder in junior forward Ryan Rhoomes (10.3 rpg). Rhoomes is also third in the conference in blocked shots, averaging 2.0/game while Antwoine Anderson is third in assists/game (4.1) and Mandell Thomas is third in steals/game (2.2).

Sunday afternoon’s contest will be the fourth meeting between Fordham and Virginia Commonwealth on the hardwood and VCU’s second appearance in the Rose Hill Gym.

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