Friday, January 6, 2012

Basketball Is Reborn at an Old Bronx Gym

On Tuesday night, Fordham beat No. 22 Harvard, 60-54, the Rams’ first victory over a ranked opponent since 1978 at Rose Hill Gym, with a capacity of 3,470,which opened in 1925 and is the oldest gymnasium still being used by a Division I team.

And, perhaps fitting for a team that plays in one of New York’s basketball landmarks, Pecora has assembled a squad that relies heavily on talent from the tri-state area.
Eight of the 15 players on the Rams’ roster are from New York City. Against Harvard, the starting lineup featured four players from Brooklyn and one — Chris Gaston, the team’s leading scorer — from Union City, N.J.

UMass opened A-10 with victory over Fordham (7-7, 0-1). Jesuit Basketball Spotlight (JBS) project uses Jesuit basketball to raise awareness of Jesuit education (28 schools in US). Rams face Xavier University Musketeers (9-5, 0-1 Atlantic 10) Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 12 p.m. ET