They’re the only Atlantic 10 team to play fewer games than the UMass men’s basketball team so far. UMass (4-3, 3-1 A-10) is coming off a dramatic, overtime win over rival Rhode Island. The Minutemen are riding their first winning streak of the season.
The Rams (1-4, 1-4 A-10) have struggled so far this season, averaging just 50.6 points per game. Despite playing what can be considered a lesser opponent, the Minutemen will look to avoid a ‘trap game’ following Wednesday night’s big victory. Though Fordham has lost three games by double digits this season, their lone win came in an upset 55-54 victory against Atlantic 10 giant Dayton, who was pegged to finish third in the conference in preseason polls.
In addition to his 14 points, Lofton had six assists. "Kyle is a really good player, a tremendous competitor," Schmidt said. "He's our leader.