La Salle looks to extend streak vs Fordham
La Salle (9-4, 0-1) vs. Fordham (6-7, 0-1)
Rose Hill Gym, New York; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: La Salle looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Fordham. La Salle has won by an average of 11 points in its last six wins over the Rams. Fordham’s last win in the series came on Feb. 24, 2016, a 56-53 win.
SAVVY SENIORS: La Salle’s Isiah Deas, Saul Phiri and Scott Spencer have collectively scored 39 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 47 percent of all Explorers scoring over the last five games.EFFICIENT ED: In 13 appearances this season, La Salle’s Ed Croswell has shot 62.1 percent.
SLIPPING AT 64: Fordham is 0-6 this year when it allows 64 points or more and 6-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 64.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: La Salle is a perfect 5-0 when it turns the ball over 15 times or fewer. The Explorers are 4-4 when they record more than 15 turnovers. The Fordham defense has forced 15.8 turnovers per game overall this year and 15.4 per game over its last five.
STINGY DEFENSE: Fordham has held opposing teams to 60 points per game, the lowest figure among all A10 teams.