Dukes lose big at Fordham

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BRONX, N.Y. -- Fordham used a 13-0 run late in the first half to take a commanding lead over James Madison on Thursday evening, handing the Dukes a 75-48 loss to close their non-conference men's basketball
schedule at Rose Hill Gym.

The Dukes (7-6) shot just 30.8 percent (16-of-52) on the evening, hindering their comeback attempts as Fordham (9-3) pushed its lead to 40-24 before halftime and didn't allow JMU any closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Senior guard Stuckey Mosley racked up 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting and a pair of threes to lead the way for the Dukes. With the performance, Mosley has now scored 808 points in just 45 games at James Madison, putting him just 192 points shy of becoming the 31st player in program history to score 1,000 points.

Nick Honor and Antwon Portley paced Fordham on the evening with 13 points apiece, while Ony Eyisi pulled down 11 boards while racking up six blocks.

"We just didn't come out the way we needed to tonight. Against a good team, you can't put yourself in a hole like that. We need to get home and take a good look at ourselves to get ready for the grind of conference play."

The Dukes will open up their Colonial Athletic Association schedule after the holiday, hitting the road for a pair of games at William & Mary (Dec. 28; 7 p.m.) and Elon (Dec. 30; 4 p.m.) next weekend.