Scores

Final

Fairfield 50

(15-10, 8-6 MAAC)

Niagara 75

(19-6, 10-3 MAAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 8, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

    1 2 T
    FAIR 24 2650
    NIAG 31 4475

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: G. Nero 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Niagara: B. Benn 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Niagara 75, Fairfield 50

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Bilal Benn scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Niagara's 75-50 win over Fairfield Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

    Benn went 7-of-13 from the floor with three 3-pointers for Niagara (19-6, 10-3), winners of five straight. Tyrone Lewis added 14 points with 5 rebounds, while Rob Garrison and Austin Cooley each scored 10.

    Greg Nero led Fairfield (15-10, 8-6) with 15 points and five rebounds. Lyndon Jordan scored 14 points, while Yorel Hawkins had 13 points and seven boards.

    Niagara took a 31-24 lead at halftime despite shooting 33 percent from the floor and converting just one of a dozen 3-point attempts.

    But the Purple Eagles stepped up in the second, shooting 15-for-23 while converting seven of 10 shots from beyond the arc.

    Niagara held the Stags to just 34.5 percent shooting while forcing 21 Fairfield turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    NIAG
    Points 50 75
    FG Made-Attempted 19-55 (.345) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 28

    2008-09 Season

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