BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Freshman Anthony Johnson scored 16 points as Fairfield took a 61-45 victory over William & Mary on Saturday.
Fairfield took a 21-13 halftime lead and never trailed in the second half. The Tribe closed within 32-25 on Danny Sumner's jumper with 11:26 remaining, but the Stags got their lead back to 11 points over the next two minutes.
Saturday's game was just the second meeting between the schools, and the first since the 1973-74 season.
The Stags shot 42 percent from the floor, committing only seven turnovers. The Tribe shot 41.9 percent from the floor, committing 16 turnovers.
William & Mary's last lead of the game was 4-2 in the opening minutes. Fairfield closed the half with a 13-5 run to seize control.