Fairfield 80

(1-4, 1-2 away)

Tulane 68

(1-4, 1-3 home)

    6:45 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

    1 2 T
    FAIR 33 4780
    TULN 29 3968

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: T. Todd 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tulane: A. Garcia 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Fairfield 80, Tulane 68

    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 Hawkeye Challenge.

    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 two minutes.

    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 3-point arc.

    Tulane (1-4) shot 48 percent and had three players in double figures. Andrew Garcia led the Green Wave with 18 points and six assists. David Gomez had 14 points and Donnie Stith added 13.

    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 11-7 lead.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 80 68
    FG Made-Attempted 25-43 (.581) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-25 (.840) 13-20 (.650)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 0

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