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Fairfield 82, Canisius 65

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Deng Gai had 22 points, 10 rebounds and
five blocks to help lead Fairfield to an 82-65 victory over
Canisius Friday.

Fairfield (10-8, 7-2) scored the game's first 13 points and led
by 33 at halftime.

The Stags led by as many as 35 in the second half before
Canisius (5-13, 3-6) closed the gap some in the final minutes.

The previous five meetings between the teams had been decided by
five points or fewer, including an 81-80 overtime victory for
Fairfield at Canisius on Dec. 4.

Terrence Todd had 21 points, and DeWitt Maxwell added 19 points
and eight rebounds for Fairfield, which committed just 10 turnovers
and shot 48 percent.

Dewitt Doss led Canisius with 14 points and Marcus Vanderheide
added 13.