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FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY (1-3, 0-0)  Head Coach: Sydney Johnson – 3rd Year @ at Fairfield (Career HC Record: 108-87) Led Princeton to the 2010-11 Ivy League Conference Championship Fairfield 2012-2013 Season: 19-16 (9-9, 6th in the MAAC) Lost to Manhattan in the Semi-finals of the MAAC Conference Tournament Lost first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Fairfield edges Northeastern 64-60

Marcus Gilbert scored 23 points, helping Fairfield to a 64-60 win over Northeastern on Sunday. Gilbert scored 13 first-half points, and finished the game with a big 3-pointer and a pair of free throws as Fairfield (2-8) held off Northeastern (2-8). Gilbert's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left gave Fairfield a 60-56 lead. After Northeastern closed to within two points with 6 seconds...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brown scores 40 as Green Bay beats Fairfield 74-58

Alec Brown scored a career-high 40 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots, leading Green Bay to a 74-58 victory over Fairfield Saturday. After Fairfield (2-9) took a 4-2 lead, Brown went on a 10-point run. He made two layups, a 3-pointer and three free throws to move Green Bay (8-3) ahead 12-4 at the 13:47 mark. Brown made 12 of 17 field goal attempts and was...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fairfield gets by Bucknell 73-64

Maurice Barrow scored 15 points to lead Fairfield to a 73-64 victory over Bucknell Saturday. Marcus Gilbert contributed 14 points and Doug Chappell added 13 for Fairfield (3-9). Fairfield held a 13-10 lead midway through the first half, but 3-pointers by Chris Hass and Cameron Ayes, who had 19 points, gave Bucknell (5-6) a 16-13 advantage at the 9:02 mark. The teams traded the...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Fairfield beats Manhattan 71-67

Maurice Barrow scored 18 points Saturday and Marcus Gilbert added 17 as Fairfield held off a second-half surge by Manhattan to win 71-67, ending a seven-game skid in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. Manhattan jumped to a 5-0 lead on a trey by Rashawn Stores, but Fairfield took control on a layup by Barrow and never trailed again. Gilbert scored 13 in the half for Fairfield...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius cruises past Fairfield 84-58

Billy Baron scored 17 points as Canisius cruised to an easy win over Fairfield 84-58 on Saturday. Fairfield (4-18, 1-10 Metro Atlantic) jumped out to a 7-0 lead, highlighted by Justin Jenkins' 3-pointer, as Canisius turned the ball over twice in the first 1:24. The Golden Griffins recovered though, as they tied the game at nine then used a 9-2 run later in the half to lead 33-29...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart leads Rider past Fairfeld 73-65

Daniel Stewart scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Rider past Fairfield 73-65 Monday night. A conventional three-point play by Marcus Gilbert, with 15:08 to play, pulled Fairfield with five. But Rider outscored the Stags 10-4 over next four minutes, extending its lead to 54-45 and forcing four of Fairfield's 15 second-half turnovers during that span. Gilbert pulled...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairfield snaps losing string, tops Monmouth 60-56

Maurice Barrow gave Fairfield the lead by hitting a jumper with 1:40 left, then padded the lead with a pair of free throws as the Stags held off visiting Monmouth, 60-56 Friday night. The win was just the second conference win for Fairfield, which snapped a five-game losing streak overall and a four-game conference losing streak. Tyrone O'Garro gave the Hawks the lead, 54-53 with...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart leads Rider past Fairfield 71-62

Daniel Stewart scored eight of his 20 points with less than 5 minutes to play to lead Rider past Fairfield 71-62 on Saturday. Stewart made one of two free throws to give the Broncs a 58-57 lead with 5:06 remaining. The Broncs then closed on a 13-5 run with Stewart scoring eight points and Jimmie Taylor chipping in five. There were seven lead changes in the second half and neither...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington, St. Peter's edge Fairfield 63-62

Desi Washington scored 16 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2 seconds left, as Saint Peter's edged Fairfield 63-62 Tuesday. Saint Peter's (12-16, 8-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed 60-51 with 3:32 left, before closing on a 12-2 run to beat the Stags on a game-winning 3 from Washington for the second time this season. Fairfield (6-24, 3-16) turned the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairfield gets by South Dakota 80-72 in OT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Tyler Nelson hit four 3-pointers and had 24 points to lead Fairfield to an 80-72 overtime win over South Dakota in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Sunday. Nelson's basket with 4:34 left in regulation gave Fairfield a 68-57 lead, but the Stags went scoreless the rest of the way. Tyler Larson scored six of South Dakota's final 11 points, including a game-tying...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairfield opens MAAC play, beats Manhattan 67-54

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Marcus Gilbert pumped in 24 points, 13 in the first half, and Fairfield weathered an 8-1 run to start the game to post a 67-54 win over Manhattan in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener Friday night. Playing its fifth home game in its last six outings, Fairfield (3-5, 1-0) bounced back from its early deficit to take a 27-22 halftime lead. Looking...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairfield holds off Quinnipiac 56-52 in OT.

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Marcus Gilbert hit a deep 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and finished with 11 points to help Fairfield beat in-state rival Quinnipiac 56-52 on Sunday. Steve Johnston led Fairfield (4-5, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 14 points and Mike Kirkland Jr. had 13. Kirkland, Gilbert and Johnston scored all 10 of Fairfield's overtime points. Zaid...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Albany dominates 2nd half to beat Fairfield 77-66

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary made 4 of 6 from long range to total 21 points as Albany dominated the second half to knock off Fairfield 77-66 on Monday night. Peter Hooley contributed 19 points and Sam Rowley added 14 and 8 rebounds for Albany (5-6). The Great Danes led throughout, but held a slim 34-29 halftime advantage. Albany started the second half with a 17-7 run and went...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola (Md) beats Fairfield 61-59 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Franz Rassman scored the game-winner with 0.9 seconds left in overtime to lift Loyola-Maryland over Fairfield 61-59 at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival on Sunday. Eric Laster's shot missed with five seconds left in overtime, but Tyler Hubbard scrambled and grabbed the rebound while falling out-of-bounds, and fed it to Rassman to win it for Loyola. Hubbard scored...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert leads Fairfield to 79-67 win over Siena

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Marcus Gilbert scored 23 points and Fairfield pulled away in the last six minutes to defeat Siena 79-67 on Sunday, ending a five-game losing streak. Siena was within 63-61 won two free throws by Evan Hymes with 7:24 to go. Coleman Johnson's three-point play at 6:18 started a 10-2 run that made it 73-63 with 3:07 to play. From there, the Stags (5-10, 3-2 Mid-Atlantic...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fairfield pulls away from Marist 60-54

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Marcus Gilbert scored 15 points, Tyler Nelson added 14 and Fairfield out-scored Marist 14-9 in the final five minutes on Friday for a 60-54 win. The Stags (6-11, 4-3 Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference) were leading 46-45 when Marcus Gilbert made a free throw with 5:02 to play. Marist then missed three 3-pointers, an inside attempt and had a turnover on its next...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NU Coach Bill Carmody takes new coaching gig

Bill Carmody is back. The 2004 Big Ten Coach of the Year and the most successful Coach in Northwestern basketball history will be named special assistant to the Fairfield men’s basketball program. According to Hearst Connecticut Media: “This is going to happen this week,” Fairfield head coach Sydney Johnson confirmed Monday. “He was the runner-up for National Coach of...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rider escapes Fairfield in overtime, 54-52

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Teddy Okereafor knocked down a pair of free throws in overtime after Fairfield called for a timeout it did not have, lifting Rider to a 54-52 win Thursday night. The win keeps Rider (15-9) in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, tied with Manhattan at 9-4. Rider's Matt Lopez, who finished with 20 points, hit the second of two free throws...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara holds off late Fairfield barrage, 55-53

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Dominique Reid and Wesley Myers combined to score 27 points and Niagara survived a late barrage of 3-pointers by Fairfield for a 55-53 win Thursday night. Reid scored on a layup and knocked down a pair of free throws in the final minute, and Myers was 4 for 4 from the free throw line to hold off the Stags, who got two 3s from Marcus Gilbert, including one...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara edges Fairfield 57-56

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Dominique Reid had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Matt Scott made two free throws with 23 seconds left to give Niagara a 57-56 win over Fairfield on Sunday. After Scott's free throws, which provided the fifth lead change down the stretch, Steve Johnston missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left. Wesley Meyers had 13 points and Scott had 11 for the Purple...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fairfield needs overtime to hold off Sacred Heart, 83-79

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Tyler Nelson and Jerry Johnson Jr. each scored 16 points and Fairfield converted seven of eight from the line in overtime to hold off Sacred Heart, 83-79 Saturday night for its first win in its home debut. Marcus Gilbert knocked down a 3-pointer with 3:07 left in regulation to give the Stags (1-3) a 72-68 lead, but it was the last points Fairfield would...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilbert's 32 leads Fairfield past Md Eastern Shore 113-74

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) Marcus Gilbert made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 32 points, Tyler Nelson had 20 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, and Fairfield beat Maryland Eastern Shore 113-74 on Tuesday night. Gilbert added seven rebounds and Nelson made four of the Stags' 17 3-pointers. Fairfield went on a 14-0 run in the first half to push its lead to 28-12 and...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fairfield pulls away from Dartmouth, 97-85

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Marcus Gilbert scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Fairfield to a 97-85 win over Dartmouth on Monday night. Jerry Johnson Jr. and Tyler Nelson each finished with 20 points and Curtis Cobb added 16 points and four assists for Fairfield (7-6). The Stags shot 55.9 percent from the field, hit 12 3-pointers, and finished with 19 total assists...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Nelson scores 20, Fairfield edges Rider 69-64

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Tyler Nelson scored 20 points and Fairfield edged Rider 69-64 on Saturday. Nelson was 5 of 9 from the floor and made all nine of his free throw attempts for the Stags (8-7, 2-3 Metro Atlantic). Marcus Gilbert scored 14 points with 10 rebounds and Jerome Segura finished with 11. Kahlil Thomas paced Rider (4-12, 0-5 Metro Atlantic) with 18 points and 13...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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