Army women to NIT

The Army women's basketball team learned on Monday night that they would be facing Fordham in the first round of the NIT. The Black Knights will visit the Rams on Thursday at a time to be announced. Look inside to learn more about Fordham.

Fordham is in the Atlantic 10 conference. The Rams were runner ups in the conference tournament championship after they fell in a close one to St. Joseph's, 47-46.

Fordham is 24-8 (14-3 A-10) and has a rating of No. 69 compared to Army's No. 159 rating. The Rams have quality wins over Albany (57 RPI), Charlotte (53 RPI) and St. Joseph's (31 RPI).

Army and Forham have several common opponents. Army beat Yale 53-47 at home while the Rams beat Yale 63-57 on the road. Army topped Manhattan 52-47 at home while Fordham beat Manhattan by 10 (55-45) on the road. Both teams have played Holy Cross. Army won at Holy Cross 62-35 but lost at home 51-45 to the Crusaders. In a home game Fordham beat Holy Cross 67-60.

If the Black Knights beat Fordham they'll face the winner of the Boston University-Sacred Heart matchup in the next round.

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