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Men’s Basketball Opens European Trip with Win

Rome, Italy – The Fordham men's basketball squad got its 2018 European trip off to a good start tonight, defeating Stella Azzura, 80-71, behind a game-high 23 points from Antwon Portley. Some notes on the game: Portley, who sat out last year at Fordham after transferring from Saint Peter's, was 6-for-11 from the field, including 4-for-7 from behind the arc and he converted seven of his eight free throw attempts. Freshmen Nick Honor (13) and Jalen Cobb (12) also finished in double figures for the Rams with Cobb adding seven assists and five steals. Jesse Bunting led all rebounders in the game with 13. Fordham hit ten three-pointers in the game, going 10-for-28 from behind the arc. The Rams played their usual aggressive defense, forcing 27 turnovers and recording 21 steals. Stella Azzura did itself no favors at the charity stripe, missing seven straight free throws at one point in the second half. The Rams continue the trip with a game against Dream Team Select in Florence on Wednesday at 12:30 PM (EST).

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