With their first 5-0 start in seven seasons and key Thanksgiving weekend victories over two nationally ranked teams, the Red Storm may be moving back to their glory days. The team is receiving votes in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, and their leading scorer, guard/forward D.J. Kennedy, has been named to the Big East Honor Roll. Things are a little tougher for the Fordham Rams after a dismal 2008–2009 season, but they are bolstered by star guard Jio Fontan’s decision to play at the Rose Hill Gym after being courted by some national powers. A sophomore this year, Fontan can easily be the cornerstone of a new era for the Rams, who have a great platform for rebuilding with senior guard Brenton Butler leading Fontan and six freshman.
Sun., Dec. 13, 1 p.m., 2009