As has been much of the theme for the 2014-15 season the Fordham University Men’s Basketball team (5-12, 0-6 Atlantic 10) fought but fell to George Washington (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic 10) by a final score of 79-59.
On the night that the University celebrated the great history of Fordham Basketball and the 90th Anniversary of Rose Hill Gym, in spite of a gritty performance the current edition of the team were unable to earn a victory.
There were some bright moments, especially when the team drove to the hoop and attacked, those moments came too late though as George Washington started the game aggressive and never really gave-up their lead.
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Eric Paschall led the way for the Rams’ offense with a team-high 17 points and six rebounds. Paschall did most of the damage in the Second Half of play in recording 16 points in that frame.
Junior Mandell Thomas finished the night with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Sophomore Jon Severe had 12 points and four boards to round out the scoring.
There were some stretches of aggressive play by Freshman Nemanja Zarkovic, who was one of many players that helped the Rams go on a 10-2 spurt that cut the halftime deficit to 14.
George Washington who finished the night shooting 56.3% from the field and 40% from the three-point arc in earning their fourth straight victory over the Rams.
Fordham who is looking to change the culture of the current team will have a chance to rebound on Wednesday, January 28, when they host the University of Rhode Island Rams in an Atlantic 10 game in the Rose Hill Gym at 7:00 p.m.
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Fordham Head Coach Tom Pecora
The Rams celebrated the 90th anniversary with a special pregame ball presentation featuring University President Joseph McShane, S.J., Director of Athletics Dave Roach, Anne Gregory and Michelle and Ed Colin, Jr., the wife and son of the late Ed Conlin… Gregory and Conlin are the only Fordham players to have their numbers retired
The Coaches for both teams also took part in the Coaches v Cancer cause as the Coaching staff for both teams donned sneakers to raise cancer awareness and promote healthy living.
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