IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Terrence Todd scored a season-high 18
points, all in the second half, to lead Fairfield to an 80-68
victory over Tulane Saturday to win the consolation round of the
After a tough outing in an opening round loss to Iowa, Todd
redeemed himself against the Green Wave, propelling the Stags to
their first win of the season.
Todd, who shot 3-of-15 in the Iowa loss, was especially
dangerous during a key 12-4 run midway through the second half,
scoring eight points in that span. He also helped secure the win in
the final minutes, hitting all six free throw attempts in the last
Fairfield (1-4) also got 14 points apiece from Michael Van
Schaick and Danny Oglesby. Jonathan Han chipped in 11 as the Stags
shot 58 percent from the floor and 52 percent from behind the
Tulane was close before Todd got hot. Garcia's 3-pointer at the
10:44 mark cut Fairfield's lead to 45-42, but the Stags' responded
by outscoring Tulane 18-8 over the next eight minutes.
Fairfield sealed the game at the line, hitting 15-of-18 in the
final five minutes.
Tulane got off to a quick start behind the shooting of Gomez,
who scored the first six points, staking the Green Wave to an early
But it didn't last after the Stags found their long-range
shooting touch. An 18-foot jumper by Oglesby, who had 11 first-half
points, put Fairfield back in front at the 13:53 mark. Fairfield --
which hit 7-of-11 3-pointers in the first half -- then stretched
their lead at the midway point with a 15-5 run, capped by a lay-in
by Van Schaick that gave the Stags their biggest lead, 33-20, with
3:05 to go.
Tulane closed the gap in the final minutes, scoring nine
unanswered points to make the score 33-29 at the break.