Scores

Final

Fairfield 69

(4-9, 2-1 MAAC)

Loyola (MD) 67

(5-8, 1-2 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 4, 2008

    Reitz Arena, Baltimore, Maryland

    1 2 T
    FAIR 35 3469
    L-MD 32 3567

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: M. Evanovich 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Loyola (MD): O. Isreal 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    Fairfield 69, Loyola, Md. 67

    Associated Press

    Johnson caps Fairfield rally, 69-67

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Anthony Johnson scored the decisive basket on a right-handed lay-in in the lane with 52.4 seconds left, helping Fairfield overcome an 11-point second-half deficit in a 69-67 triumph over Loyola of Maryland on Friday night.

    Mike Evanovich led the Stags (4-9, 2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 20 points. Jonathan Han had 13 points and Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds for Fairfield, which had lost seven of eight.

    Marquis Sullivan scored 16 points for Loyola (5-8, 1-2) and Omari Isreal had 15. The Greyhounds have dropped six of seven.

    Loyola wilted after Michael Tuck's backdoor slam put the Greyhounds ahead 57-46 with 11:45 remaining in the game.

    Fairfield responded with a 15-4 run, tying the game at 61 on a Warren Edney's three-point play with 5:25 left.

    The Greyhounds took a 67-62 lead when Brian Rudolph stole an inbounds pass and fed Brown for an easy basket with 2:20 to go. But Herbie Allen and Greg Nero each hit a pair of free throws for Fairfield, cutting the lead to 67-66 with 1:40 left.

    After Sullivan missed a right-wing 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining, Johnson scored looped in an off-balance shot from deep in the lane, putting the Stags up 68-67. Johnson sank a free throw with 12.9 seconds left, and Isaac Reid's 3-pointer from the left corner with 3.1 seconds left missed.

    Evanovich hit five first-half 3 pointers and Fairfield led 35-32 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    L-MD
    Points 69 67
    FG Made-Attempted 23-46 (.500) 26-59 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 9-10 (.900)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 11

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