Scores

Final

Loyola (MD) 60

(8-7, 1-4 MAAC)

Fairfield 65

(11-4, 4-1 MAAC)

    9:00 PM ET, January 8, 2010

    Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    L-MD 31 2960
    FAIR 35 3065

    Top Performers

    Loyola (MD): B. Rudolph 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Fairfield: A. Johnson 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    Fairfield 65, Loyola, Md. 60

    Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Anthony Johnson had 14 points and Derek Needham scored 13 -- including 10 in the last 3:58 -- as Fairfield held off Loyola (Md.) 65-60 on Friday night.

    The Stags (11-4, 4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led 49-38 with 10:41 left, but the Greyhounds (8-7, 1-4) used a 15-5 run to pull within 54-53 with 5:02 remaining. Needham, a freshman who has been named MAAC Rookie of the Week five times, then scored all eight of Fairfield's points in an 8-2 run to make it 62-55.

    After Robert Olson's layup with 22 seconds left pulled Loyola within 63-60, Needham sank two free throws with 19 seconds to go to seal the win. The Greyhounds missed two layups in the final 8 seconds, with Johnson blocking Shane Walker's attempt with 2 seconds left to finish with four blocks.

    Jamal Barney scored 12 points to lead the Greyhounds and Olson added 10.

    Loyola outrebounded Fairfield 32-29.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    L-MD
    FAIR
    Points 60 65
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 25-48 (.521)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

    2009-10 Season

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