Fairfield fends off Siena in a 76-69 win

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Tyler Nelson and Matija Milin each scored 16 points and Fairfield held off Siena's late rally in a 76-69 win Wednesday night to move into a third-place tie with the Saints in Mid-American Athletic Conference play. Fairfield (18-11, 12-7) also got 12 points from Marcus Gilbert, Jonathan Kasibabu had 11 points and eight boards and Jerome Segura finished with...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cobb, Gilbert combine for 45, Fairfield tops Niagara 71-59

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Curtis Cobb and Marcus Gilbert combined for 45 points and Fairfield extended its season-best win streak to five games after defeating Niagara 71-59 on Saturday. The freshman Cobb made 7 of 8 field goals, including 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point range, and Gilbert, a senior, shot 8 for 12 from the floor with four 3-pointers. The pair made seven of the Stags...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Johnson scores 25 points, Fairfield edges Marist 76-73

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Jerry Johnson Jr. scored a career-high 25 points, including a late, tie-breaking 3-pointer, and Fairfield edged Marist 76-73 on Monday night. Johnson, a freshman, was 8 of 11 from the field, including a season-high 7 of 9 from beyond the arc for Fairfield (15-11, 9-7 Metro Atlantic), which won its third in a row. Marcus Gilbert scored 20 points with seven...
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February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

McLean scores 23, leads Quinnipiac past Fairfield 64-59

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Giovanni McLean hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, to lead Quinnipiac to a 64-59 win over Fairfield on Monday night. Donovan Smith added nine points and a career-best 10 rebounds for Quinnipiac. Fairfield (12-10, 6-6 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference) missed five straight field-goal attempts and went scoreless for more than four...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Gilbert sparks Fairfield to an 84-77 win over Canisius

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Marcus Gilbert had nine of his 17 points in the closing minutes, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:11 to play, and Fairfield topped Canisius 84-77 on Friday night. Curtis Cobb scored a career-high 25 points and Tyler Nelson added 22 for the Stags (12-9, 6-5 Metro Atlantic). Gilbert's 3-pointer broke a 69-69 tie. Kiefer Douse quickly answered for...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Gilbert scores 32, leads Fairfield to 98-91 win over Iona

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Marcus Gilbert hit a career-high seven 3-pointers in scoring 32 points and Fairfield led from the opening minute in beating Iona 98-91 on Sunday, dropping the Gaels out of first in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Stags (11-9, 5-5) led by eight with a minute remaining and held on by making 5 of 8 free throws. Fairfield took a 16-2 lead and led...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Fairfield defeats Niagara 73-68

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Jonathan Kasibabu blocked a potential game-tying shot, grabbed two key rebounds and sank four free throws - all in the final 52 seconds - as Fairfield edged Niagara 73-68 Friday night. Kasibabu's last free throws made it a two-possession game with four seconds left for Fairfield (9-8, 3-4 Metro Atlantic). Sophomore Tyler Nelson led the Stags with a career...
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January 15, 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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
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