Scores

Final

Harvard 53

(2-6, 1-4 away)

Fairfield 68

(5-4, 2-0 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, December 14, 2004

    Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    HARV 23 3053
    FAIR 37 3168

    Top Performers

    Harvard: B. Cusworth 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Fairfield: D. Gai 23 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 6 Blk

    Fairfield 68, Harvard 53

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Deng Gai scored 16 of his season-high 23 points in the first half to lead Fairfield to a 68-53 victory over Harvard Tuesday night.

    Gai, a senior who declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft in the summer before opting to return to school, fell 1 point shy of a career high. The center added 13 rebounds and six blocked shots.

    Michael Bell added 17 points for Fairfield (5-4), which held on for the victory despite making just 6-of-21 shots in the second half.

    Brian Cusworth led four Harvard (2-5) players in double figures with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Matt Stehle added 12 points, but he missed 7 of his 11 free throw attempts.

    The Stags took control of the game early in the first half. After falling behind 12-7, they scored 14 straight points, including eight by Gai. Bell scored every point in an 8-0 run later in the half that put Fairfield ahead 31-17.

    Harvard got as close as eight twice in the final 4 minutes of the game, but Fairfield held on.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HARV
    FAIR
    Points 53 68
    FG Made-Attempted 21-60 (.350) 18-54 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 27-32 (.844)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

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