Rhode Island vs. Fordham: Recap and Stats

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Rhode Island vs. Fordham: Recap and Stats
Rhode Island 63
(6-12, 2-5 away)
Fordham 66
(6-14, 5-3 home)
Venue: Rose Hill Gym
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Rhode Island 32 31 63
Fordham 31 35 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Rhode Island X Munford 17 N Malesevic 4 M Powell 3
Fordham B Frazier 16 C Gaston 8 B Frazier 5

On Saturday, January 26th, Fordham took on Rhode Island and narrowly beat Rhode Island 66-63 in conference action. Fordham were led by Mandell Thomas, who put up a season-high 17 points plus seven rebounds. Travion Leonard also had a strong game, scoring a season-high 13 points and adding eight rebounds. Nikola Malesevic finished with 10 points and six rebounds for Rhode Island. Next up for Fordham (6-14, 2-3 A-10) is St. Joseph's (PA) (11-7, 2-3 A-10) on Wednesday, January 30th on their home court.

Fordham Game Notes

  • Fordham started 6-14 during the 2010 and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • Fordham beat the spread by 5.5 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Rams have beaten the spread.
  • The Rams have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Fordham has won 17 close games.
  • The Rams set a season high for free throws made.
  • Fordham has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Rams came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 6th game at home this season--Fordham has a 2.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Branden Frazier recorded a team season high in free throws made with 11 and free throws attempted with 13.
  • Branden Frazier accounted for 30.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Ryan Rhoomes and Travion Leonard) accounted for 42.2% of the rebounds.
  • Branden Frazier has led the team in scoring in 10 out of 20 games this season.
  • Ryan Rhoomes has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 20 games this season.
  • This marks the 12th 20-point game of Branden Frazier's career.
  • Branden Frazier had a career high with 11 free throws made.
  • Ryan Rhoomes recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Bryan Smith.

Rhode Island Game Notes

  • Rhode Island lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Rams have lost 6 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Rhode Island has lost 31 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Powell and Andre Malone) accounted for 41.2% of the points.
  • Mike Powell has led the team in scoring 4 times in 18 games this season.
  • Ryan Brooks has led the team in rebounding 4 times in 18 games this season.
  • Andre Malone has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Xavier Munford has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Nikola Malesevic has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 6th foul out of the season for Nikola Malesevic.
URI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BN. Malesevic241064014
BAndre Malone301232011
BMike Powell401433004
B-T.J. Buchanan291011000
B-Ryan Brooks24371011
CXavier Munford271040001
CAlwayne Bigby10220101
C-Jordan Hare10220001
-Mike Aaman6010000
FORD PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mandell Thomas401775211
ATravion Leonard331381010
ABranden Frazier392034104
B+Ryan Canty19780001
BRyan Rhoomes222110001
BJeffrey Short15240110
CBryan Smith14301100
-Luka Zivkovic5020101
D-Jermaine Myers13200002

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