The Fordham Rams (7-17, 1-11 A10), who are currently on a six-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they visit Tom Gola Arena to meet the La Salle Explorers (11-13, 2-10 A10). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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The Rams were beaten by the Duquesne Dukes in their last matchup, 59-54. With 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting, Antwon Portley was the top scorer from either team. Duquesne had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 20.0). Fordham, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (12-14; 85.7 percent).
In the Explorers’ last game, they were topped by the Saint Louis Billikens, 84-69. With 17 points, Scott Spencer had a solid game for La Salle. Saint Louis had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 34.5). La Salle, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (16.8 vs. 17.9).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Explorers won 66-60. The Explorers played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.587. The Rams had marks of 25.7 and 0.453, respectively, for those same stats. Ivan Raut was the top overall scorer in the game with 18 points.
It might be a sloppy game for the La Salle offense. La Salle ranks 322nd in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.7 percent), while the pesky defense of Fordham forces the 59th-most turnovers in the nation (21.8 percent).
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The Rams rank 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Explorers rank 155th (4.0).
La Salle ranks 137th in assists per game (13.2) while Fordham ranks 232nd (11.3).
La Salle averages 24.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 60th in the nation. Fordham ranks 241st in three pointers allowed per game (24.2).
The Rams rank 70th in steals per game (7.3) while the Explorers rank 221st in steals allowed per game (8.6).
La Salle ranks 134th in rebounds per game (35.9) while Fordham ranks 252nd (32.9).
The Explorers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.6, up from 2.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Rams have scored an average of 53.4 points per game (4.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (4.1 above their season average).