Monday, January 12, 2009

Game Recap: Fordham

Xavier won expectantly 86-60. Fordham used an 18-4 run to start the second half to draw within one (49-48) before the X men slammed the door. Six players ended up in double figures led by BJ Raymond's 18. 'Tutu' Holloway scored 11 in what was a homecoming game for him. Redford chipped in 11, Love 13, Brown 14, and Anderson added 10 to complete the balanced scoring. Dante' Jackson had a solid overall game with 4 points, 4 boards, and six assists. Frease struggled this game and was given reduced minutes (10) overall. 0-4 from the free throw line and too many turnovers this game for Ken but you know he will continue to work hard. I think this year will be reserved for 'flashes' from him and X fans should not expect consistency from him until next season. I still remain excited about his potential.

Fordham has some nice young backcourt pieces (Fontan and Estwick) from St. Anthony's in Jersey to build around. On second take maybe the FU administration should hire St. Anthony's coach legend Bob Hurley to right the ship once and for all. It seems they are in 'rebuilding' mode every three years. They suck. Just by playing them our RPI dropped to 7 and our SOS fell to 11. Please fix Commissioner McGlade.

Overall the Muskies will need a better effort to win on the road this coming Thursday night. Rhode Island opened A10 play this week with a three OT loss to St. Joseph's. They have a nice inside outside combo in Kaheim Seawright and Jimmy Baron Jr.

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