Saint Louis vs. Fordham: Full Game Preview

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Saint Louis vs. Fordham: Full Game Preview
Saint Louis
(16-5, 2-3 away)
Fordham
(6-16, 5-4 home)
Venue: Rose Hill Gym
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Saint Louis D Evans 11.1 D Evans 6.5 J Jett 3.7
Fordham B Frazier 16.0 C Gaston 8.1 B Frazier 5.1

Saint Louis visits Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday to take on Fordham. The game tips off at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on CBSSN. The Billikens are 4-0 against the Rams over the last four years. They won 66-46 on 2/18/2012 the last time they played.

Saint Louis is 2nd in the conference and Fordham is 13th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In their last match-up, Rob Loe finished with 17 points and 6 rebounds in the Billikens 81-52 blowout of Dayton on February 2nd. He is putting up 7.7 points per game while also averaging 3.2 rebounds per game. For the Rams, Ryan Rhoomes put up 8 points and 12 rebounds in the 81-65 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on February 2nd. He contributes 5.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 3.8 points per game.

Fordham StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Saint Louis more. We have a better RPI this season than Fordham (RPI: #56 vs #207).
  • Saint Louis has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (61.69% to 20.74%).
  • How does our back look? Saint Louis is ranked higher than Fordham in the A-10 (#2 vs #13).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Saint Louis has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Fordham (1 vs 0).
  • Saint Louis players are more experienced than Fordham players (17,528 minutes played vs 11,209 minutes played).
  • Cory Remekun is ranked 7th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • People just expect us to beat you. Saint Louis has been the favorite 6 out of the last 7 times.
  • You get an A for effort, but Saint Louis has emerged victorious against Fordham the last 5 times they've played.
  • Be afraid. Saint Louis has blown out more teams than Fordham this season (6 blowouts vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Saint Louis has an average margin of victory of 17 over Fordham in 6 wins since 2005.
  • Saint Louis embarrassed Fordham by 20 points the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
SLU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwayne Evans 29 11 7 1 1 1 2
B- Mike McCall Jr 30 10 3 3 1 0 2
B- Jordair Jett 28 9 3 4 2 0 2
B- Cody Ellis 26 11 4 1 1 0 1
B- K. Mitchell 31 9 2 4 1 0 2
C+ Cory Remekun 22 6 3 0 0 1 1
C+ Rob Loe 23 8 3 1 0 0 1
C Grandy Glaze 13 4 3 0 1 0 0
C Jake Barnett 17 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ John Manning 7 3 1 0 0 1 0
D Keith Carter 13 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Joey Lepak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sean Duff 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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- Bryan Smith 26 9 4 1 1 0 2
C- Ryan Canty 18 6 7 0 0 1 1
C- Mandell Thomas 25 8 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Ryan Rhoomes 19 4 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Travion Leonard 17 6 4 0 0 1 2
D Jermaine Myers 22 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Jeffrey Short 16 5 2 1 0 0 2
D Devon McMillan 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Khalid Robinson 9 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
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