Richmond vs. Fordham: Full Game Preview
|Richmond||D Brothers 14.8||D Williams 5.9||C Lindsay 3.0|
|Fordham||B Frazier 14.3||C Gaston 7.7||B Frazier 5.1|
Fordham welcomes Richmond to Rose Hill Gym on Saturday. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. EST. The Rams are 0-4 against the Spiders over the last four years. They lost 102-58 the last time they played (Jan. 25, 2012).
Richmond is in 10th place in the conference and Fordham is in 15th place.
In their last matchup on Feb. 20, Chris Gaston put up 14 points and 6 rebounds for the Rams in a loss to George Washington, 68-60. He leads the team in rebounds with 7.7 per game, blocks with 1.5 per game, and steals with 1.3 per game. For the Spiders, Cedrick Lindsay put up 22 points and 5 assists in the 83-80 win over St. Bonaventure on Feb. 16. He leads the team in assists with 3 per game and steals with 1.3 per game. Richmond will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 44.3 percent in this area ranks first in the conference and 15th in the country.
- Fordham players are more experienced than Richmond players (12,209 minutes played vs. 11,606 minutes played).
- Ryan Canty is ranked 6th in the A-10 in rebounds.
- The Fordham rebounding leader (Ryan Canty, 185 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Richmond rebounding leader (Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, 106 rebounds).
- Fordham attacks the glass, with more rebounds (37.7 per game vs. 29.0 per game) than Richmond this season.
- The Fordham scoring leader (Branden Frazier, 392 points) has more points than the Richmond scoring leader (Darien Brothers, 390 points).
- Fordham has an average margin of victory of 8 over Richmond in seven wins since 1984.
- Fordham has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Richmond this season (Projected SOS Rank: No. 71 vs. No. 85).
- The Fordham assist leader (Branden Frazier, 140 assists) has more assists than the Richmond assist leader (Cedrick Lindsay, 75 assists).
- Fordham is better under pressure, and has defeated Richmond in four out of the last five games decided by five points or fewer.