Men’s Basketball Falls to Fordham Saturday
DAVIDSON — Davidson trimmed a double-digit deficit to a single point late but couldn’t get over the top in a 73-71 Atlantic 10 Conference loss to Fordham Saturday afternoon in Belk Arena.
With their first loss to the Rams in 13 meetings, the Wildcats fell to 11-13 overall and 4-8 in the A-10, while Fordham moved to 20-5 and 8-4.
Though the Wildcats trailed by as many as 12 in the second half, they pulled within 59-58 with 6:08 to play thanks to an 11-0 run, setting the stage for a tight finish.
Foster Loyer led the way with 26 points, including 15-of-16 free throws. The only one he missed was his final attempt, which was intentional as the Wildcats were down two with 5.7 seconds left. But Fordham’s Antrell Charlton rebounded it and hit two free throws to all but seal it, though Grant Huffman hit a jumper to cut it to one with one second remaining.
Watson narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
The Wildcats finished 28-of-35 at the foul line, while Fordham held a 15-1 advantage in second-chance points and 36-29 in rebounding.
Darius Quisenberry and Khalid Moore scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Rams.
Davidson will visit A-10 foe Saint Louis Wednesday night.