Antonio Daye Snags Game Winning Layup as Fordham Takes Down Duquesne 72-71

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As we’ve seen for almost two years now in college basketball, a team’s first game coming out of a Covid-related pause is always a bit shaky. In their first game since a December 30th win over La Salle, the Fordham Rams struggled offensively against the Duquesne Dukes, with both teams not being able to score a bucket until a minute and a half into the game. Both teams’ physicality and speed set the tone early on, with Fordham trying their best to score in transition before getting stopped by at least three Dukes crowding the paint.
To break through Duquesne’s wall down low, Fordham frequently looked to Chuba Ohams to finish at the rim, either via a backdoor cut or from driving right in from the top of the key. While Ohams had his work cut out for him, this method was effective for Fordham until around the first media timeout. Outside of Ohams, the Rams ran a tough defense of their own under the paint, while also forcing some key turnovers in the midcourt via guards like Darius...

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