Falls men’s basketball in Miami, 72-66

Gallery: (12-12-2021) Men’s basketball vs Miami

Brooklyn, NY – Today’s Gaudete Sunday Mass second reading urges the reader to exercise patience much like a farmer, who must wait until his harvest “receives the early and late rains.” Male Fordham fans must have the same patience the Rams have showing signs they can compete with anyone, taking an ACC school on the wire today before dropping to University of Miami, 72-66 at the Barclays Center as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitation.

With the loss, Fordham fell to 7-5 over the year while Miami improved to 8-3.

Fordham was run by a prominent graduate student Chuba ohams, who scored 15 points, took six rebounds and added three blocks, while the graduate student keeps Darius Quisenberry finished with 13 points and six assists and junior guard Antonio Daye, Jr., added 12 points and five rebounds.

Neither team had a more than five point lead in the first half, and Daye gave the Rams a 37-35 lead in intermission when he connected on a three just before the buzzer.

The Hurricanes outscored the Rams 20-4 in the first eight minutes of the second half to take their biggest lead of the day, 55-41, but Fordham didn’t go, using a 12-2 push. to reduce Miami’s lead to four, 57-53, on a Antrell charlton rider with 7:53 remaining.

Miami resumed the lead ten four minutes later, 63-53, but back to back Kam’ron Cunningham the three made it again a four-point game with just over two minutes to go, but it was as close as the Rams could have gotten.

Take away food

• Chuba ohams entered the game tenth in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage (.549) and was a perfect 6-for-6 today to take his season-long percentage to .574 (62-108).

• Antonio Daye, Jr. has scored in double digits in all 12 games this year for the Rams while Chuba ohams and Darius Quisenberry did so in eleven of the 12.

• Antonio Daye entered Game 2 of the NCAA for free throws made and free throws fist attempted and was a perfect 4v4 today.

• Fordham missed his first nine three-point attempts in the game and shot 8 for 38 from long distance.

• It was the first game between Fordham and Miami on hardwood since 1994.

• The Hurricanes now lead the all-time series, 2-1.

• It was Fordham’s first game against an ACC school since a game with Florida State in 2017

• Miami started three sixth-grade seniors.

In numbers

6 – Assists Darius Quisenberry, a peak of the season.

7 – Blocks by the Rams, tying a season high.

7 – Charges taken by Fordham, led by five of Antonio Daye, Jr.

9 – Points per Kam’ron Cunningham, a season high (he shot 3-for-5 from behind the arc).

38 – Three points attempted by Fordham, a season high.

And after?

• After ten days off for the Finals, the Rams return to action on Wednesday, December 22, when they welcome the Georgia Southern University Eagles to the historic Rose Hill Gymnasium at 4:00 pm.

• This will be the first meeting between Fordham and Georgia Southern on hardwood.

• This will be the fifth Sun Belt opponent for Fordham (the Rams faced UT Arlington and Western Kentucky when the schools were in conference).

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