Fordham vs. VCU: Full Game Preview

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Fordham vs. VCU: Full Game Preview
Fordham
(6-15, 1-11 away)
VCU
(17-5, 11-3 home)
Venue: Stuart Siegel Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Fordham B Frazier 16.4 C Gaston 8.1 B Frazier 5.1
VCU T Graham 16.1 J Reddic 8.2 D Theus 4.8

Virginia Commonwealth welcomes Fordham to Stuart Siegel Center on Saturday. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST.

Virginia Commonwealth is currently in 1st place in the A-10 and Fordham is in 12th.

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams got past Rhode Island 70-64 on January 30th with the help of 19 points and 8 rebounds from Treveon Graham. His 16.1 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Fordham Rams, Branden Frazier finished with 24 points and 5 assists in the 66-62 loss to St. Joseph's (PA) on January 30th. With 16.4 points per game and 5.1 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Virginia Commonwealth has a statistical advantage over Fordham in one significant category, scoring, where the Virginia Commonwealth Rams have an edge over the Fordham Rams, 77 points per game to 65 points per game.

Fordham StatSmack

  • Virginia Commonwealth has a better scoring defense (62.9 allowed per game vs 75.1 allowed per game) than Fordham this season.
  • Treveon Graham is ranked 3rd in the A-10 in points and 10th in the A-10 in rebounds.
  • The Virginia Commonwealth rebounding leader (Juvonte Reddic) has more rebounds than the Fordham rebounding leader (Ryan Canty).
  • How does our back look? Virginia Commonwealth is ranked higher than Fordham in the A-10 (#1 vs #12).
  • Virginia Commonwealth has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Fordham (1 vs 0).
  • We just win. Virginia Commonwealth has more wins over the last 5 years than Fordham (149 vs 40).
  • Darius Theus is ranked 3rd in the A-10 in assists and 8th nationally in steals.
  • The Virginia Commonwealth steals leader (Briante Weber) has more steals than the Fordham steals leader (Bryan Smith).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Virginia Commonwealth currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 933) than Fordham, per the NCAA.
  • AP voters think more highly of Virginia Commonwealth and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Fordham (12 vs 0).
  • Virginia Commonwealth is a better shooting team (45.3% vs 40.6%) than Fordham this season.
FORD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Branden Frazier 35 16 4 5 1 0 3
B- Chris Gaston 31 14 8 1 1 2 2
C- Ryan Canty 19 7 7 0 0 1 1
C- Bryan Smith 26 8 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Mandell Thomas 24 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Travion Leonard 17 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Ryan Rhoomes 18 4 5 0 0 1 1
D Jeffrey Short 17 5 2 1 0 0 2
D Jermaine Myers 22 3 2 2 1 0 2
D Devon McMillan 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Khalid Robinson 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Luka Zivkovic 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Jared Fay 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Nihad Musovic 4 0 2 0 0 0 1
VCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Juvonte Reddic 28 14 8 1 1 1 2
B+ Treveon Graham 27 16 6 2 1 0 2
B- Rob Brandenberg 25 11 3 2 1 0 1
B- Troy Daniels 26 12 3 1 1 0 1
C+ Darius Theus 27 7 2 5 3 0 2
C+ Briante Weber 22 5 3 3 3 0 1
C Melvin Johnson 16 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- Justin Tuoyo 8 2 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Jarred Guest 10 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Teddy Okereafor 10 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Haley 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
D+ David Hinton 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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