Dec. 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Chris Gaston scored 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Fordham beat Georgia Tech 72-66 on Thursday night at Rose Hill Gym, which hosted an Atlantic Coast Conference team for only the third time in its history.
Georgia Tech (7-6) trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half, but rallied to cut the Fordham lead to three, 56-53, with 6:40 left to play behind Daniel Miller’s three-point play. But Brandon Frazier sparked a 9-3 run to put the Rams ahead 65-56 with 3:49 remaining.
Frazier scored five points during the run and Gaston knocked down two free throws. Frazier finished with a season-high 19 points and six assists for the Rams.
Tech had one more rally left as Kammeon Holsey and Reed each scored twice. Reed drained a long three to get the Jackets within 67-66 with 31 seconds left. After Kevin Bristol sank one of two free throws to make it 68-66 with 29 seconds left, Tech had a chance to tie or take the lead. Reed passed up an open three to drive the paint, and his runner caromed off the iron.
The Rams went 4-for-4 from the free throw line from there to ice the game.
Despite outshooting Fordham (6-6) from the field 42.4 percent (25 of 59) to 37.9 percent (22 of 58), the Yellow Jackets only made 6 of 14 free throws and sent the Rams to the line 34 times.
Fordham converted 22 of those attempts.