Game 30: GMU (17-12 / 9-7) vs Fordham (23-6 / 11-5) on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:00 PM.

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Final home game of the season.

GMU is 5-9 against the Rams all-time.

KenPom: Gives us a 59% chance of winning.
GMU - 152
Fordham - 140

NET:
Mason - 142
Fordham - 132

Fordham is currently 23-6 on the season and 11-5 in A10 play. They are 17-2 at home, 6-4 on the road, and 0-0 at neutral sites.

Wins: Dartmouth (88-74), New Hampshire (79-61), UIC (79-65), Holy Cross (67-53), Stonehill College (71-60), Harvard (68-60), Maine (72-67), Tulane (95-90), Wagner (72-59), Binghamton (77-62), Central Conn St. (90-77), VMI (80-77 OT), St. Joe’s (66-54), La Salle (66-64), Duquesne (65-58), St. Bonaventure (79-68), GW (85-70), St. Louis (75-65), UMass (77-67), Davidson (73-71), St. Bonaventure (78-63), Loyola Chicago (71-69), Rhode Island (74-71),

Losses: Arkansas (74-48), Davidson (57-43), Rhode Island (82-79), Dayton (82-58), Richmond (68-58), vcu (80-61),

Schedule: https://fordhamsports.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule/2022-23
Roster: https://fordhamsports.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://fordhamsports.com/documents/2023/1/7/2022-23_MBB_Stats.pdf

Fordham is led by 6’2” Darius Quisenberry (17.2 ppg) and 6’7” Khalid Moore (15.0 ppg & 6.6 reb). Others playing double digit minutes are 6’5” Antrell Charlton (7.5 ppg), 6’4” Kyle Rose (7.4 ppg), 6’10” Rostyslav Novitskyi (6.6 ppg), 6’3” Will Richardson (6.0 ppg), and 6’9” Abdou Tsimbila (5.4 ppg).

Fordham averages 72.1 points per game while giving up 67.8. The Rams shoot 42.2% from the floor and 32.2% from 3. Opponents are shooting 42.4% from the field and 32.6% from 3. The Rams shoot 74.7% from the free throw line. They are currently out rebounding by their opponents by 2.9 boards per game. They average 13.6 turnovers per contest.

The game is on MASN.

My prediction: THIS GAME IS HUGE. GET YOUR A$$ OUT TO EBA BY THE THOUSANDS! They are not the Fordham of old. No one predicted them to be 23+ wins and tied for 2nd in the A10. Most predictions had them between 9th and 13th in the league. They are beatable but historically they have been better despite their perceived lower rankings. A win in this game will be huge!!! Mason 74 - Fordham 73.

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mkaufman1

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Hopefully no let down. Fordham plays inspired ball and is a good ballclub but they are coming to our house.

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Mason keeps rolling.

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We still owe Fordham a few more beatings for all the pain they've inflicted on us since we joined the A10.

This will be a good test of the team's MINDSET. Can they avoid the letdown effect after their biggest win in at least 15 months? Fordham will get physical with us. We have to be prepared.

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Have to avoid a letdown here at home. I haven’t watched Fordham since the beginning of the conference season when they stumbled out of the gate so not really sure how we matchup or what to expect, but I hope we come out and play hard for 40 minutes.
 

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Need to get out to a good start, can't keep coming out cold as this team can get up on us quick and pull away. The stars are aligning for our team and Coop and Ronnie need to keep playing aggressive along with Justyn. Saquan the Stopper continues to roll on with his role and we get the W!

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psyclone

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Now that Duquesne lost to Davidson, this game has even more massive implications.
I know we're supposed to be thinking "one game at a time", but if we could win our last 2 regular season games against Fordham and Richmond and have Fordham then lose at home to Duquesne, while Duquesne loses to UMass on Wednesday, then things will be even more interesting!
 

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I know we're supposed to be thinking "one game at a time", but if we could win our last 2 regular season games against Fordham and Richmond and have Fordham then lose at home to Duquesne, while Duquesne loses to UMass on Wednesday, then things will be even more interesting!
In addition, as I understand the league's tiebreaker rules, beating Fordham puts us ahead of GW in the event that our A10 records are even. Of course, GW could end the season with a home win vs. vcu which would hand GW the tiebreaker. All Mason can do is WIN!
 

psyclone

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In addition, as I understand the league's tiebreaker rules, beating Fordham puts us ahead of GW in the event that our A10 records are even. Of course, GW could end the season with a home win vs. vcu which would hand GW the tiebreaker. All Mason can do is WIN!
"If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, what a party we would have"
 
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