In what was a fast-paced game between the two Rams of the Atlantic-10 Conference, it was VCU that was able to edge out Fordham by a score of 66-61 in College Basketball action at Rose Hill Gym on Tuesday night.
Fordham was able to show a ton of heart and grit in the game, as the guys were down 17 points in the First Half, the team was able to start scratching their way back into the game. Eventually it was VCU and their fast-paced style that was able to get them the 66-61 victory.
With the loss Fordham fell to an 11-13 overall record, along with a 4-8 mark in the Atlantic 10, while VCU improves to 17-7 overall and 10-3 in the Conference.
Leading the way for Fordham was guard Josh Colon-Navarro, who had a career-high 20 points, having a perfect 9-for-9 night at the free throw line. Forward Chuba Ohams had his 14th double-double of the year with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Rose also had double figures with his 12 points.
Colon- Navarro has been impressive on the charity stripe for Fordham, as the Graduate student now has a .838 shooting percentage from the free throw line (30-32) on the year. Continuing to impress is Ohams, who now has 19 career double-doubles, in addition to now having 103 Career Blocks.
1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Press Conference held by Fordham University after the team’s tough loss to VCU. Video features thoughts from Head Coach Kyle Neptune:
VCU was able to build a 17-point lead over Fordham, 38-21, but Fordham started to get into a bit of a rhythm offensively and were behind by 16 at the break by a score of 40-26.
In the Second Half VCU continued their offensive scoring, as they made their lead a 15 point one, 48-33 with 13:58 remaining, Patrick Kelly started the momentum going for Fordham with a layup at the 12:06 mark, making it an eight-point game, 48-40.
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VCU was able to regain the lead thanks to a pair of free throws, making the game 50-40, when Fordham showed heart and ran off seven unanswered points to pull within three, 50-47, as Zach Riley layup at the 6:58 mark drew the home Rams closer to victory.
Ultimately it was VCU and their tenacity that won out the night, as the visiting Rams closed out the game with a 66-61 mark.
Up next for the Fordham Rams will be a home game at Rose Hill Gym against George Mason University. Tip between the two teams starts at 2:30 p.m. with the game airing on the USA Network.
For more information on the Fordham Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here: