Fordham vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview

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Fordham vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview
Fordham
(6-17, 1-12 away)
La Salle
(15-6, 9-2 home)
Venue: Tom Gola Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Fordham B Frazier 15.7 C Gaston 8.1 B Frazier 5.3
La Salle R Galloway 17.0 S Zack 6.6 T Duren 3.4

La Salle plays host to Fordham at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday. It gets started at 2 p.m. EST. The Explorers are 3-1 against the Rams over the last four years. They lost 67-62 the last time they played (Feb. 25, 2012).

Fordham is in 14th place in the A-10 and La Salle is in fourth place.

In their last outing, behind 15 points from Ramon Galloway, the Explorers defeated George Washington 80-71 on Feb. 2. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 17 points per game and 2.3 steals per game. For the Rams, Branden Frazier finished with 11 points and 5 rebounds in the 90-73 loss to Saint Louis on Feb. 6. With 15.7 points per game and 5.3 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Fordham StatSmack

  • La Salle has a better scoring defense (65.1 allowed per game vs 76.0 allowed per game) than Fordham this season.
  • Even computers respect La Salle more. We have a better RPI this season than Fordham (RPI: #29 vs #208).
  • Better not leave your building. La Salle has a better record on the road than Fordham this season (6-4 vs 0-11).
  • The La Salle three-point leader (Ramon Galloway, 57 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Fordham three-point leader (Bryan Smith, 40 three-pointers).
  • Ramon Galloway is ranked 6th in the A-10 in points, 4th in the A-10 in three-pointers, and 27th nationally in steals.
  • How does our back look? La Salle is ranked higher than Fordham in the A-10 (#4 vs #14).
  • La Salle is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.3% vs 66.2%) than Fordham this season.
  • The La Salle blocks leader (Steve Zack, 31 blocks) has more blocks than the Fordham blocks leader (Chris Gaston, 22 blocks).
  • La Salle players are more experienced than Fordham players (13,104 minutes played vs 11,409 minutes played).
  • Steve Zack is ranked 6th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? La Salle currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (969 to 933) than Fordham, per the NCAA.
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 3 1 1 0 2
C- Mandell Thomas 25 8 3 1 1 0 2
C- Ryan Canty 18 6 7 0 0 1 1
D+ Ryan Rhoomes 18 4 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Travion Leonard 17 6 4 0 0 1 2
D Jermaine Myers 21 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 Luka Zivkovic 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Khalid Robinson 8 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
SALLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ramon Galloway 32 17 5 3 2 0 3
B Tyreek Duren 35 14 3 3 2 1 2
B- Tyrone Garland 23 12 2 2 1 0 2
B- Jerrell Wright 24 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Steve Zack 23 7 7 1 0 1 1
C+ Sam Mills 34 7 3 2 1 0 1
C D.J. Peterson 26 5 3 1 1 0 0
D+ O.J. Lewis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Rohan Brown 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Garvin Hunt 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Taylor Dunn 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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