Sunday, February 15, 2009

Game Recap: FU Rams

As expected Fordham was little match for the Musketeers on Valentine's Day. The final tally was 88-53. Of note Dante' Jackson rejoined the starting line up and coach Miller gave Kenny Frease a furlough for this one to rest his sore ankle. It is not clear if he will play later this week at Charlotte either. Xavier responsed by having 6 players score in double figures and pulled away about the midpoint in the first half.

Brad Redford led the scoring with 15 points on 5-9 from trey land. Jamel McLean took advantage of the extra PT (23 minutes) to tally 10 points, six boards and four blocks. Jackson played like he wanted to stay in the starting lineup with 13 points, 5 rebounds, four assists and only one turnover. Jason Love added 11 and 7 caroms. Brown and Raymond were solid with 12 and 14 points respectively. DBrown had another impressive throwdown over Fordham's precocious frosh Jio Fontan. It was replayed several times on ESPN's 'Midnight Madness' show.

Again I realize it was the Fordham Rams but it was good for this team to get some confidence back heading into a road contest at Charlotte. The 49ers currently sit at 9-15 overall with a 3-7 mark in the A10 after their victory over GW Saturday night. DiJuan Harris dropped 15 dimes in that one. He had a dozen in Charlotte's victory against Dayton. IF there was one player I could take off a conference opponent's team and put on ours to play right away it would be him.

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