Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

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Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:07 pm

New York people, is Fordham’s gym near a subway stop? And, if so, how long does it take from central Manhattan? Thanks.

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Post by jrdupe » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:11 pm

not sure about subway - pretty sure no direct route but it's about 10 miles from Manhattan...since it's in the Bronx you might be able to take the same train you'd take to a Yankee game...but don't take my word on that

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Re: Game 27. 2019-20 at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MikeUMA » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:19 pm

A Metro North train, on the Harlem line, will get you the closest. Fordham has a stop.
http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/statio ... fm?key=108

Fordham's site gives the details and also explains if you want to take a subway line
https://www.fordham.edu/info/20539/tips ... o_new_york

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Re: Game 27. 2019-20 at Fordham (2/22)

Post by inthescoop » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:17 pm

Mike is correct - your best and quickest bet is to take the Metro North from Grand Central, nicer and quicker ride but more expensive of course.

Having an unlimited pass, I’ll just take the subway. From Midtown Manhattan you can get to Fordham in an hour including subway and walk, using the D line.

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Re: Game 27. 2019-20 at Fordham (2/22)

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 am

Thanks, everyone. That’s helpful.

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Re: Game 27. 2019-20 at Fordham (2/22)

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am

Seating chart shows a pretty small gym. For those who know, any particular section to try to sit?

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Re: Game 27. 2019-20 at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MikeUMA » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:19 pm

Yes, it's tiny. Try to sit in section 111, behind UM's bench, or across is 105. The "balcony" behind both of those isn't much higher.

UM's ticket office has a limited number of tickets in behind our bench. Worth giving them a call and they can leave them at will call for you.

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by 69MG » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:38 pm

This has the makings of an ugly game. They don't score much but they play tough D. They rarely get to 60 in league play (twice) and we have to make sure it stays that way, preferably under 55.

https://fordhamsports.com/sports/mens-b ... le/2019-20

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MikeUMA » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:48 pm

I'm worried about this one too. On paper, we should win. But then you see Away and throw the paper out the window.

Would be nice to break both hexes, Fordham and road games. It hurts to see that we've lost 5 straight to the doormat of the conference.

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MJatUM » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:45 am

If they're the doormat of the conference we're the area you keep your shoes right next to the door. And yes - losing 5 in a row to Fordham greatly enhances that image.

If we lose this one, it will be the worst loss of the season on paper. GW is better than they were thought to be and they're right next to us in RPI... Fordham is freaking 302nd, right behind Lowell at 301. Road struggles aside, this would be a very disappointing loss.

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Re: Game 27. 2019-20 at Fordham (2/22)

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 pm

MikeUMA wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:19 pm
UM's ticket office has a limited number of tickets in behind our bench. Worth giving them a call and they can leave them at will call for you.
Thanks. Good tip. That worked out well.

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by bunkerhill87 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:09 am

wicked trap game. They have had our number and actually have blown us off the court or few times. This is a must game. Need to show that Umass basketball is growing and moving out of the bottom 4. Headed up for Hockey Saturday hoping to catch the basketball game as the pregame warm up
Go Umass!!!

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MassMan06 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:43 am

Analytics say this is more of a toss-up than I had imagined. KenPom puts our chances of winning at 54%. ESPN almost the same at 52.4%.

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MikeUMA » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:55 am

Chance to scout Fordham tonight. They're at La Salle at 8 on ESPN+
https://fordhamsports.com/news/2020/2/1 ... esday.aspx

They had a bit of a spell check fail though when they called it Tom Goal Arena in their release.

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Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Post by MJatUM » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:14 am

In the post game celebration/scrum McCall emphasized the fact that St. Louis was on a long winning streak vs UMass and followed it right up with the fact that Fordham is as well. I think the guys are dialed in and have some good momentum. Need to get over the road hump here. NEED to.

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