Fordham Falls to a Hot Davidson Team in the Atlantic Ten Quarterfinals
By: Ethan Hennessy
Eight seed Fordham making its first appearance in the Atlantic Ten Quarterfinals since 2007 had the tall task of taking on one seed Davidson on only 22 hours rest on Friday afternoon. The Rams kept pace by a score of 10-9 after the under 12 media timeout. However, for the rest of the half Davidson gradually increased the lead. Fordham finished the half 1-11 on field goals and Davidson took a commanding 40-24 lead to halftime.
Davidson’s defense was suffocating in the second half. The wildcats held Fordham to 14% from three. Bob McKillop praised his assistant coaches for the defensive gameplan they drew up and his players who closed out differently besed on each specific Fordham player’s tendancy. Conversly Davidson shot well themselves finishing the game 26-54 from the field. Bob McKillop was able to give his starters some rest subbing them out of the game with over four minutes remaining and the game well in hand.
Davidson advances to the semifinals to meet the winner of #4 Saint Bonaventure and #5 Saint Louis. When I asked Fordham coach Kyle Neptune about his team’s postseason chances he said “We haven’t thought about it”.