Fordham ends Patriots’ season with 70-67 defeat in A-10 Tourney

Posted In Across The A10, News, The Reading List - By Chris Metsala On Thursday, March 13th, 2014 With 0 Comments


NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Canty and the Fordham Rams hit the glass to secure the program’s first conference tournament victory in seven years.

Canty had a career-high 19 rebounds, Bryan Smith scored 14 points, including four free throws in the last 22 seconds, and Fordham held off George Mason 70-67 in the first game of the Atlantic 10 tournament Wednesday night by pounding the offensive boards.

The last-place Rams (10-20) snapped an eight-game losing streak and won an Atlantic 10 tournament game for the first time since 2007.

“It’s important for Fordham,” fourth-year coach Tom Pecora said. “It’s a big step for us. For them to win this, I think it’s another step in our growth process.”

via Fordham holds off George Mason 70-67 in A-10.

The Rams, who never trailed after making their first bucket of the game, had an 11-point lead with 15:44 to play. Bryon Allen scored eight points in 51 seconds to pull the Patriots within one, 67-66 with 17 seconds left. The Rams made 3 of 4 free throw attempts and Patrick Holloway missed a potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer to cap the scoring.

via Fordham hangs on to defeat George Mason 70-67 – KansasCity.com.

About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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