Sacred Heart (2-4) at Fordham (5-2)
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - 7 PM
Rose Hill Gym - Bronx, N.Y.
Setting the Scene... Sacred Heart travels to Fordham for a midweek matchup at Rose Hill Gym to wrap up November.
Last Time Out... SHU hung on for a 61-59 win over the Norfolk State Spartans in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 25th at Orleans Arena, snapping a three-game losing streak. Quincy McKnight led the Pioneers with 18 points while Chris Robinson made a career-high four three-pointers for a season-high 12 points. SHU used a 10-3 run early in the second half to take a 43-42 lead. Norfolk State came back to take the lead 56-55 before Robinson's fourth three of the game gave the Pioneers the lead for good with 3:08 to play. SHU was 6-for-7 from the three-point line in the second half.
All-Time vs. Fordham... The Rams lead the series with the Pioneers 3-1 dating back to the first meeting on Nov. 10, 2006. SHU won the last meeting 85-73 on Nov. 23, 2013.
Last Meeting... Behind double-doubles from both Louis Montes and Tevin Falzon, the Pioneers gave Anthony Latina his first win as SHU head coach with an 85-73 win at Fordham on Nov. 23, 2013. Montes had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Falzon had 16 points and 10 boards off the bench. Phil Gaetano added 14 points and a game-high six assists. SHU shot 47.5% from the field and 80.6% from the foul line.
Quincy Keeps Scoring... Quincy McKnight has led SHU in scoring in each game this season, averaging 20.7 points per game. He had 18 points in the Pioneers' win over Norfolk State on Nov. 25, adding five rebounds. McKnight was named NEC Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Nov. 21 after averaging 25 points per game in matchups with Hofstra and #9 Arizona. Earlier this season, McKnight became the first Pioneer since Corey Hassan in 2009-10 to score at least 20 points in each of his first four games after scoring 20 at Santa Clara on Nov. 21.
De'von On The Glass... Forward De'von Barnett pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds in the Pioneers' win over Norfolk State on Nov. 25, adding eight points. He also had 10 points and nine rebounds at Santa Clara on Nov. 21. So far this season, Barnett is averaging 6.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Sharing the Basketball... After having just eight assists in the season opener, SHU is averaging 14 assists per game over the last five. The Pioneers had 16 assists in games at Santa Clara on Nov. 21 and against Norfolk State on Nov. 25.
Scouting the Rams... Picked 11th in the Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll, Fordham enters Wednesday's game 5-2 after a 67-63 loss at home to UT-Arlington on Saturday. It was the Rams first loss at home this season after winning their first five at Rose Hill Gym. Joseph Chartouny leads Fordham with 14.4 points and seven assists per game. As a team, the Rams are averaging 73.1 points per game.