Men's Basketball Team To Play Richmond in TournamentContact: Victor M. Inzunza
Photo by Vincent Dusovic
The Fordham University men’s basketball team opens Atlantic 10 tournament play against the University of Richmond on Wednesday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Boardwalk Hall at Atlantic City, N.J.
The Rams enter the tournament as the fifth seed, the highest seeding since Fordham joined the Atlantic 10 Conference. The winner will go on to play the University of Rhode Island on Thursday, March 8. The Rams closed out the regular season on Sunday with a win over Temple University at the Rose Hill Gymnasium, 80-73. With the win, its fourth in a row, Fordham improved to 17-11 overall and10-6 in conference.
The 10 conference wins marked the most for a Rams team since Fordham joined the conference in 1995, and the 11-3 mark at home was the most wins in the Rose Hill Gymnasium for a Fordham team since 1992. In addition, junior Bryant Dunston was selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team, and junior Marcus Stout was selected to the All-Conference third team. The game against the University of Richmond will be broadcast live on WFUV 90.7 and online at www.wfuv.org
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 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 Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.