Archive for December 2013

Video Recap: Fordham’s 2nd half comeback falls short in 94-86 loss to Harvard

December 29, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer covers the Rams 94-86 loss to Crimson at the Rose Hill Gym. Branden Frazier led the Rams with 31 points and 7 assists, Jon Severe had 27 points in the second half, but Harvard shot 56 percent from the field and made 9 three point shots as they win 94-86. It was Harvard’s first time scoring 94 points since they played Daniel Webster back in 2008.

Marquette hoops freshman PG Duane Wilson to redshirt this season

December 27, 2013
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(Photo By: C. T. Kruger)

(AP) – Marquette freshman and key point guard recruit Duane Wilson will redshirt this season because of a left leg injury.

Wilson missed most of the preseason after sustaining a stress fracture in mid-October. Marquette announced the move Friday and said Wilson only recently returned to practice on a limited basis.

The Golden Eagles (7-5) play their final nonconference game Saturday against Samford before opening in the new-look Big East on Tuesday at Creighton.

This is a very smart decision for the young point guard. You never want to put a player in danger of hurting themselves again or causing injury to another part of their body. It will be nice for Duane to learn Marquette’s system and have his cousin, Jamil Wilson, a senior forward on the team carry him under his wing. I expect the future back court of JaJuan Johnson and Wilson to be a dominant force for the future of the program. And I also look at this like the case of Junior Cadougan who decided to play his freshman year rather than sit out the entire season. If Junior would have sat, he would have been the starting point guard for this Marquette team and who knows where they would be right now with #5 running the point. So take a big sigh of relief Marquette fans and understand that Wilson will make the Golden Eagles better next season rather than pushing him right now…

Poll: Which New York City Basketball team is in more trouble, the Knicks or Nets?

December 27, 2013


New Yorkers including myself are finding it hard to watch NBA games because the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have been playing bad basketball the first two months. So I ask you the question, Which New York City Basketball team is in more trouble, the Knicks or Nets? Love to get some feedback from the fans.

Fordham Basketball has big second half in 83-69 victory over Loyola Chicago

December 24, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym as Fordham beats Loyola Chicago with a 54 point second half outburst. Jon Severe had 23 points to lead the Rams, Branden Frazier had 16 points and 9 assists, Bryan Smith had 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Ryan Rhoomes had 14 points and 6 boards in the win. Next up for Fordham is Harvard.

2013-14 Fordham Basketball Player Introductions

December 18, 2013

Here is a video of the Fordham University Men’s Basketball team introduction at the Rose Hill Gym this season:


Fordham Men’s Basketball improves to 6-3 with 79-60 win over Howard University

December 15, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer is at the Rose Hill Gym to report on Fordham’s 79-60 win over Howard. Ryan Rhoomes had a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, Branden Frazier had 17 points and 6 rebounds, and Mandell Thomas had 15 points and 8 rebounds. The Rams are now 6-3 on the season.

Fordham Basketbal falls to St. John’s 104-58 in Holiday Festival 2013

December 8, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer went to Madison Square Garden for the 2013 Holiday Festival. Mandell Thomas led the Rams with 15 points but it was St. John’s shooting that stole the show as the Red Storm shot 66 percent in the 104-58 win. Fordham has not beaten St. John’s in the Garden since 2000.