BRONX, N.Y. -- Ryan Rhoomes scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Fordham over Howard 79-60 Saturday.
It was Rhoomes' second double-double of the season, and his 19 points was also a season best. Fordham (6-3) is off to its best start since 2000.
Rhoomes scored 11 points in the second half as the Rams stretched a seven-point halftime lead to 19 points, 63-44 with 8:40 remaining. Back-to-back 3-pointers by James Miller and Solomon Mangham pulled Howard (2-11) within 15 points, 65-50. The Bison would not get any closer, finishing 3 of 10 from the floor.
Miller scored a team-high 14 points. James Daniel added 11 to lead the Bison.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|