Johnson leads OT charge in Fairfield's victory

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Jerry Johnson scored eight of his 19 points in overtime to lead Fairfield to an 89-86 victory over Quinnipiac on Friday night. Johnson's floater gave Fairfield (14-11, 9-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic) an 87-82 lead with 1:23 left in overtime. Chaise Daniels' dunk with 38 seconds remaining got Quinnipiac (10-17, 7-10) within 88-86 but Peter Kiss turned the ball over...
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Sidibe's 19 points, 14 boards help Fairfield beat Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) Amadou Sidibe matched a career high with 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Fairfield to a 73-53 victory over Marist on Thursday night. Tyler Nelson added 17 points and six assists, Jerry Johnson made five 3-pointers and had 16 points, and Jonathan Kasibabu scored 10 with five assists for the Stags (12-11, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Fairfield beats Niagara for 3rd straight win

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Jerry Johnson Jr. led five Fairfield players in double figures with 18 points and the Stags pulled away from Niagara in an 81-61 victory on Thursday night. Amadou Sidibe and Tyler Nelson each scored 16 points, with Nelson snagging 10 rebounds. Curtis Cobb finished with 15 points, and Deniz Celen chipped in 10 for Fairfield (11-10, 6-6 MAAC). The Stags shot...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Saint Peter's jumps out early, cruises past Fairfield 69-55

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Trevis Wyche scored 17 points and Saint Peter's never trailed in a 69-55 victory over Fairfield on Tuesday night. Wyche was 7 of 13 from the floor and made three 3-pointesrs. Quadir Welton added 12 points for the Peacocks (9-8, 5-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic) Conference), who have won four of their last five games. Jerome Segura scored 13 points and made three...
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January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Siena wins 1st road game of season, 63-54 over Fairfield

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Brett Bisping scored 16 points and Siena won its first road game of the season with a 63-54 victory over Fairfield on Sunday. Siena held Fairfield, which came in averaging 78 points, to its lowest scoring total of the season. Marquis Wright and Lavon Long each scored 11 points for Siena (7-11, 4-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). After a Siena turnover...
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January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Fairfield beats Boston College 89-83 in Birth of Basketball

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Curtis Cobb and Tyler Nelson each scored 20 points to lead Fairfield over Boston College 89-83 Wednesday in the Basketball Hall of Fame's Birth of Basketball showcase. Jerry Johnson Jr. added 17 points for Fairfield (6-4), which ended a two-game losing streak to the Eagles (6-6). Ky Bowman led BC with 33 points and Jerome Robinson added 21. Fairfield shot...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucknell beats Fairfield 75-64 behind Foulland's 23 points

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Nana Foulland tied his career high with 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Bucknell over Fairfield 75-64 on Tuesday night. Matt O'Reilly tied his all-time best with 12 points and made 4 of 11 3-pointers and the Bison (7-3) shot 47.7 percent from the floor (31 of 65). Fairfield closed to 37-34 in the second half on Jerome Segura's 3-pointer, but Bucknell...
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December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Nelson's 38 leads Fairfield past Rider in MAAC opener, 76-67

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Tyler Nelson made 6 3-pointer and scored 38 points - both career highs - and Amadou Sidibe had his third consecutive double-double to lead Fairfield past Rider 76-67 in the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Thursday night. Nelson made a career-best 11 field goals on 20 attempts and hit all 10 of his free throws as the Stags (5...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Sidibe buzzer-beater earns Fairfield a 75-74 win over Army

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Amadou Sidibe tipped in an offensive rebound at the buzzer and Fairfield stormed from nine-points down in the final 2:40 to edge Army, 75-74 on Saturday. John Emezie and Matthew Wilson each made layups to give Army a 74-65 lead, but the Black Knights did not score again. Matija Milin hit a 3-pointer with 1:44 left to make it 74-68 and Curtis Cobb did the...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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
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