Friday, March 11, 2016

Fordham accepts bid to CIT, will host opening round game

Jeff Neubauer and Fordham have accepted bid to CollegeInsider.com tournament, Rams' first postseason appearance in 24 years. (Photo courtesy of Alan Kelly)

Fordham's 24-year postseason drought has officially ended.

The Rams have accepted a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, and will host Boston University in the opening round at Rose Hill Gym at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

At 17-13 under first-year head coach Jeff Neubauer, Fordham will compete deep into March for the first time since 1992, when the Rams won the Patriot League and earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. It will be the first postseason game held on campus since 1991, when Fordham welcomed Massachusetts to Rose Hill in the National Invitation Tournament.

After Thursday's Atlantic 10 tournament loss to Richmond, Neubauer assessed the prospect of postseason play, saying it "would be a good idea." "I think it would be a good step for Fordham at this point," he explained. "Our team is giving great effort, and they've really played together and gotten better."

Boston University will enter the game at 18-14 on the year. The Terriers were eliminated by American in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League tournament last week.

Tickets for the game will go on sale Monday morning at 10 a.m., both online and by phone.

2 comments:

  1. Smart decision by Fordham to buy a home game. The CIT is not much of a tournament, but it is perfect for teams that need to rebuild their reputation, like the Rams. BU is no patsy, but not too tough. The Rams should be able to handle them at Rose Hill.

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  2. Look for Rams to Bounce back solid vs BU; hoping for large enthusiastic crowd; fond memories of UMass visiting Fordham in 91 & Will Herndon as part of Very Good Minuteman Squad

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