Basketball Team Wins in OvertimeContact: Joe DiBari
The Fordham men’s basketball team ended a 12-game losing streak to Saint Joseph’s University that dates back to 1999 by beating the Hawks in overtime, 55-56, on Jan. 17 at the Rose Hill Gym on the Rose Hill campus.
With the win, Fordham moves to a 10-7 overall record, and 3-2 in the Atlantic 10. The game was tight throughout the first 15 minutes with neither team holding more than a four-point lead before the Rams closed out the half with a 7-1 run. Saint Joseph rallied back in the second half and the score was tied at 50 at the end of regulation. The game was decided when Fordham guard Marcus Stout drove to the basket and made a lay-up with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime. The next game for the Rams is against Saint Louis University at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Rose Hill Gym.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.