The Fordham Men’s Basketball team (1-6, 1-6 A-10 Conference) had a solid shooting performance but fell to Davidson by a final of 73-58 in NCAA action on Wednesday.
Leading the way on offense for the Rams was Chris Austin who had 19 points in 40 minutes of play. Josh Navarro followed with 14 points, Joel Soriano had eight points and Jalen Cobb had seven points.
Momentum was in favor of Fordham, who was able to take a 14-11 lead 6:05 into the game, as Austin was able to record eight of those Fordham points. Things went cold for the Rams, as the Wildcats started to gain momentum having a 19-3 run to take a 30-17 lead with 8:12 remaining in the half.
Fordham fought through the whole game, as they were able to cue the deficit to six, 35-29 on an Onyi Eyisi dunk with 2:23 remaining on the clock. Davidson regained momentum thanks to Kellan Grady, who hit a shot from beyond the arc before halftime that gave Davidson a 39-28 lead.
The Rams were able to start the second half with a 16-6 spurt, to make it a one point game, following a Jalen Cobb jumper with 14:37 left, but the Wildcats once again regained their offensive momentum with 16 unanswered points to take a 61-44 lead.
One of the keys for the Davidson victory and the fact that the Wildcats have been playing well as of late, is the fact that the Wildcats have been outrebounding their opponents in 13 of the last 14 games this year. Davidson outrebounded Fordham by a tally of 37-25.
Davidson has always played well against Fordham, taking the past eight meetings, while also leading the all-time series, 10-2.
Fordham continue the 2020-21 A-10 Conference season on Wednesday, January 27 when they host Duquesne University at Rose Hill Gym, with the tip scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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