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Dec 4, 2020
Early on against Fordham, St. Thomas played as anyone would expect in their third game ever at the Division I level.
Outsizing and outmuscling their opponents, Fordham got off to a very strong start in terms of ball movement, with most possessions comprising of a drive into the lane, followed by an immediate kick out to the open man on the arc. Defensively, Fordham pressed hard to prevent the Tommies from getting many open looks, forcing one shot clock violation, as well as several close calls. Getting into an early flow, the Rams quickly jumped to an 11-6 lead by the first media timeout.
However, coming out of the short break, something in the Tommies offense clicked, and suddenly they were off on a 17-11 run of their own. In that timespan, the Tommies went 7-for-11 from the field, including 2-for-5 from beyond the arc. Defensively, they took a page from Fordham’s own guards by drawing offensive fouls and disrupting Fordham’s momentum. According to Coach Kyle Neptune, STU’s...

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