Last Place Finish Now On To A-10 Tournament For Fordham

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor

Images: Warren King Jr./ Bronx Chronicle Sports

After a season ending 65-61 loss to George Mason Saturday afternoon up at Rose Hill the Fordham Rams finished last again the Atlantic 10 Conference. It was another dismal season for the Rams, 8-22 overall, 2-16 in the conference.

Regardless, the season will continue with a first round game in the A-10 Tournament, Wednesday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  No. 6 Duquesne (11-7) will open play Thursday at 8:30 pm against the winner of the late first-round game between No. 11 George Washington (6-12) and No. 14 Fordham. 

Erten Gazi scored a career-high 22 points and had six rebounds for Fordham,  Antwon Portley added 11 points, and Joel Soriano had 10 rebounds and three blocks for Fordham in the season finale. 

Credit: Warren King Jr.

 “We’re excited to head into Brooklyn on Wednesday to open the Atlantic 10 Championship,’ said coach Jeff Neubauer. “ It’s a new season and we have to get ready to play our best basketball of the year. We have been playing better lately and I hope that translates into a good performance at the Barclays Center.”

Dayton, the 2020 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champion and No. 3 ranked team in the nation, will be the No. 1 seed for next week’s Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship. The 14-team event begins Wednesday with the championship final set for Sunday, March 15.

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