“We didn’t understand basketball very well today.”
This was Head Coach Jeff Neubauer’s conclusion to the root of Fordham Basketball’s shot selection in their Tuesday afternoon season opener. While this may seem like the overly harsh words of a coach trying to put some fire under the seats of his players, the 71-47 loss to a struggling George Washington team shows that his answer was an accurate description.
From tip-off to the final buzzer, George Washington outplayed Fordham in nearly every aspect of the game, perhaps in order to take out the frustration of losing three top players in the span of five days on the unsuspecting Rams.
While Fordham was ranked at the bottom of the Atlantic 10 in the preseason poll, this loss still left a bad taste in the mouth of both Fordham fans and team personnel.
So what went wrong?
A Lack of Identity
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