Miami basketball wins fourth straight 72-66 over Fordham

Dec 1, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball earned its fourth straight victory 72-66 over Fordham at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on Sunday. Miami had a 20-2 run early in the second half to take the lead for good. Fordham cut the lead to four with 2:08 remaining. Miami closed the game with a 9-3 run to improve to 8-3.

The Hurricanes were once again led by its backcourt. Charlie Moore had 18, Isaiah Wong 17 and Kameron McGusty 15. Jordan Miller and Anthony Walker provided auxiliary scoring up front with eight each. Miller had a Miami career-high nine rebounds for the second straight game after transferring from George Mason.

Miami was outstanding defensively holding Fordham to eight for 38 on three-point attempts, 38 percent overall and 29 percent in the second half. The Hurricanes shot 44.1 percent from the floor. Miami also shot 15-19 from the free-throw line. Fordham was 12-14 from the line. The game was competitive in the first half.

After scoring the first points of the second half, Fordham allowed a 16 point Miami run to surge in command of the game. Fordham twice made runs in the second half getting within four points. Miami responded by pushing the lead to double digits the first time and with the 9-0 run late in the game.

A Kyle Rose three-point shot for Fordham at the buzzer created the final margin of 72-66 in favor of the Miami basketball team. Those were the only points Rose scored. Fordham was led by Chuba Ohams with 16 points. The 38 three-point attempts by Fordham were far more than their season average of 25.2 per game.

Fordham is 85th nationally in three-point attempts per game. The Rams made 10-12 inside the arc in the first half. Fordham shot 10-20 on two-point field goal attempts in the second half. Fordham made 23 of their 60 field goal attempts. Miami is now 2-1 against Fordham all-time.

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The Hurricanes will not play again until December 20 when they host Stetson. That will be followed by a nine-day layoff before Miami hosts North Carolina State when they begin the remainder of their ACC schedule. Fordham drops to 7-5 with the loss. The Rams host Georgia Southern on December 22.