Rams Kick Off Basketball Season: How Well Do You Know Fordham Basketball?

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Test your Fordham basketball knowledge for a chance to win two tickets to an upcoming home game. The first ten people to answer correctly will win two tickets to a home game in November or December.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On Saturday, December 19, the men’s basketball team will play Big East powerhouse Villanova, a Final Four team last season, at the Izod Center, in East Rutherford, N.J. Coincidentally, the game comes almost 27 years to the day of the Rams’ first game at the Meadowlands, a victory against which Big East team?

    • A.

      Georgetown

    • B.

      St. John's

    • C.

      Seton Hall

    • D.

      Syracuse

    Correct Answer
    D. Syracuse
    Explanation
    The Rams beat the Syracuse Orangemen 79-78 at the Meadowlands, on December 12, 1981.That year, the Rams, led by team captains Tony Foust and David Maxwell, finished second in the MAAC conference and earned a trip to the National Invitational Tournament.

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  • 2. 

    Last season, guard Jio Fontan finished among the top 15 in the Atlantic 10 in five different categories. In which of the following categories was he not among the league leaders?

    • A.

      Field Goal Percentage

    • B.

      Rebounding

    • C.

      Assist-to-Turnover Ratio

    • D.

      Minutes per Game

    Correct Answer
    B. Rebounding
    Explanation
    Fontan, who led the Rams and all Atlantic 10 freshmen in scoring and assists, finished fourth in the league in assists, ninth in scoring, 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio and 15th in field goal percentage.

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  • 3. 

    Which website described Fordham’s freshman class as one of the top 25 the nation?

    • A.

      Scout.com

    • B.

      SI.com

    • C.

      CBS Sports.com

    • D.

      DraftExpress.com

    Correct Answer
    A. Scout.com
    Explanation
    Dave Teleps, a recruiting expert with Scout.com, had this to say about Fordham’s freshman class: “None of the guys are in our top 100, but I thought of Fordham's recruiting class as a Top 25 class in the nation,” he wrote. “Lance Brown is a stud and Chris Gaston is a late bloomer. Jio Fontan and now this? This is a program to keep an eye on.”

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  • 4. 

    On Wednesday, January 13, the men’s basketball team will play Atlantic 10 rival Dayton at Madison Square Garden. The game will be the Rams’ 114th overall at the World’s Most Famous Arena. When was the last time the Rams played at the Garden?

    • A.

      1975

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    D. 2002
    Explanation
    The Rams lost to St. John’s 81-53 on December 7, 2002.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the leading scorer for the Fordham Rams women’s basketball team last season?

    • A.

      Randall Hurst

    • B.

      Becky Peters

    • C.

      Kristina Bell

    • D.

      Tiffany Stokes

    Correct Answer
    A. Randall Hurst
    Explanation
    Guard Randall Hurst led the Rams in scoring last year with an impressive 12 points per game, good enough for 16th overall in the Atlantic 10. She was also 15th in the conference with a team-leading six rebounds-per-game, and led the Rams with four double-doubles.

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  • 6. 

    Earlier this year, former Ram Mobolaji Akiode, CBA ’04, established a nonprofit youth-sports organization in her native Nigeria. What is the name of her organization?

    • A.

      World Hoops Nigeria

    • B.

      MOAK Sports

    • C.

      Hope 4 Girls Nigeria

    • D.

      Baseline Nigeria

    Correct Answer
    C. Hope 4 Girls Nigeria
    Explanation
    Akiode’s Hope 4 Girls Nigeria program fosters self-confidence, cultural tolerance and teamwork through the game of basketball. It includes literacy programs and basketball clinics run by college coaches from the United States and Africa.

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  • 7. 

    In 2004, Rams Coach Cathy Andruzzi was inducted, along with her college teammates, into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. Her college team, ranked No. 2 nationally during the 1972-1973 season, was the first women’s team inducted into the hall of fame. Which school did she play for?

    • A.

      St. John’s

    • B.

      Manhattan

    • C.

      Queen’s College

    • D.

      Columbia

    Correct Answer
    D. Columbia
    Explanation
    While attending Queen’s College, Andruzzi was a member of the first women’s team from New York City to play for a national championship, and the first women’s collegiate team to play at Madison Square Garden.

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  • 8. 

    On Saturday, December 5, Fordham will retire No. 55 in honor of Anne Gregory O’Connell, FCRH ’80, during halftime of the Rams’ game against Rider University. She’ll become the first woman to have her number retired at Fordham, and only one of two former basketball players to receive the honor. Who was the first Ram to have his number retired?

    • A.

      Joseph Paterno

    • B.

      Bryant Dunston

    • C.

      Ed Conlin

    • D.

      John Andariese

    Correct Answer
    C. Ed Conlin
    Explanation
    In 2005, Fordham retired No. 11 in honor of Ed Conlin, CBA ’55, a two-time All-American. Conlin, who played in the National Basketball Association for seven years, was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals in 1955. He later played for the Detroit Pistons for a season before finishing his career with the Philadelphia Warriors.

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