POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- James Smith hit the second of his two free throws with no time remaining to lift Marist to a 65-64 win over Fairfield Thursday night.
Smith finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Red Foxes (18-7, 10-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Ryan Stilphen scored 18 points and Jared Jordan contributed 13 for Marist.Mike Van Schaik had 24 points to lead Fairfield (10-16, 8-6). Greg Nero scored 13 points, Anthony Johnson added 11 and Jonathan Han contributed 10 for Fairfield.Marist led 33-25 at half time, but the game was close with eight ties and 12 lead changes. Marist finished with a 45.1 shooting percentage, while Fairfield shot at 45.3 percent.Fairfield outrebounded Marist 35-31.