Double Your B-Ball, Double Your Fun

Ashley MorrisLet’s play two?

You bet’cha.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams would’ve made Ernie Banks proud this afternoon after indulging in a double-scoop of hoops action in front of 5,373 at the Liacouras Center Saturday.

The back-to-back basketball attack began smoothly, as the women’s squad waltzed over a winless Fordham team to the tune of a 65-46 win.

Senior center Lady Comfort scored 12 points, hauled in nine rebounds and added one funny quote:

“We just didn’t want [Fordham] to have that win over us … Let them keep being [zero] and whatever they are …”

There were no laughs on the men’s side, however.

Mark Tyndale Dunks

The Rams held on for a 78-76 victory over Temple in the second game of the doubleheader.

Fordham senior Marcus Stout dropped a game-high 31 points on Temple, putting the Owls’ postseason hopes in serious danger.

Afterwards, senior center Sergio Olmos said:

“It’s definitely a tough loss … I guess we have no chance of going to the [NCAA] Tournament without winning the A-10 Tournament.”


Even good ol’ Ernie Banks might get depressed upon hearing that.

Maybe next time, they should just play one

Read TTN reporter Jeff Appelblatt’s game story on the women’s victory: “Women’s basketball team tops winless Rams.”

And …

Read TTN’s game story on the men’s loss: “Fordham too stout for men’s basketball team.”

(Photos courtesy of TTN photographer Kevin Cook.)