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Three Thoughts: St. John’s 74, Fordham 53

Bevon Robin was at Madison Square Garden. Not in person, though the former Fordham guard may have caught his Rams take on St. John’s in the stands. What I mean is that the Johnnies’ play, early in the first half of Sunday’s game, was so uninspired that the intra-city match-up had the makings of a […]

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A tough loss to Fordham has Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos (center) searching for answers.

Photo Gallery: Fordham 69, Siena 67

Fordham held on, after leading by as many as 13, to beat Siena 69-67 on Monday night thanks to Eric Paschall’s block of Brett Bisping’s layup.

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Marquis Wright scores one of his 13 first half points

Three Thoughts: Fordham 69, Siena 67

Siena, who trailed by as many as 13, had a chance to tie the game with just seconds left. Patrick Cole drove the ball and tossed it down low to Brett Bisping, The 6’8” junior went up with it, but it was blocked by freshman Eric Paschall to end the game and Siena’s chance at […]

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St. Bonaventure 74, Niagara 59

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and the Niagara Purple Eagles kicked things off in the inaugural Big 4 Classic in Buffalo, NY Saturday afternoon and senior center Youssou Ndoye tallied a double-double in the Bonnies’ 74-59 win over the Purple Eagles. With the line of 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, Ndoye dominated Niagara.

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A Little Confidence Pushes La Salle Past Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore said afterward he would have loved to have been a fly on the wall in the La Salle huddle to see what Dr. John Giannini did to keep his team upbeat even when they were going through a hideous offensive night, trailing by double digits six minutes into the second […]

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BLOBs and SLOBs and A Tough Manhattan Loss

In coach-speak, they’re called BLOBs and SLOBs for baseline out of bounds plays and sideline out of bounds plays, respectively, and most coaches agree that they don’t spend enough time practicing them, while players are nearly unanimous that they work on them too much because if they wanted to run through plays over and over, […]

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The Key to Fordham’s Resurgence? A Rebuilt Defense

Fordham’s Tom Pecora does not do tumultuous. His teams are never racked by transfers, or continually beset by suspensions. Since arriving at Fordham in 2010, Pecora always seems to have a tightest of handles on his Rams, so this offseason was an unusual one.

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St. Joseph’s 67, St. Bonaventure 48

All season it was St. Bonaventure’s calling card. Fast-paced, high scoring, entertaining basketball. But on Saturday, the same run-and-gun style of play that had been prevalent the majority of the 2013-2014 season fell completely flat in the second half, as the Bonnies managed to make just four shots.

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St. Bonaventure 71, Saint Louis 68

Jordan Gathers has never hit a game-winning shot before in his life, but when he saw his final heave leave his hands as time expired, he had no doubt that this was going to be his first.

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Fordham 70, George Mason 67

Tom Pecora took the Jostens catalog that sits untouched in his drawer and gave it to Branden Frazer.

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