Scores

Final

Manhattan 85

(7-9, 2-4 MAAC)

Fairfield 88

(12-4, 5-1 MAAC)

    4:00 PM ET, January 10, 2010

    Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    MAN 39 4685
    FAIR 37 5188

    Top Performers

    Manhattan: R. Pickett 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fairfield: A. Johnson 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Fairfield 88, Manhattan 85

    Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Anthony Johnson scored a career-high 27 points and Fairfield outscored Manhattan 8-5 in the final minute for an 88-85 victory on Sunday.

    The Stags (12-4, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) were 8-for-10 from the free throw line down the stretch to hold off the Jaspers (7-9, 2-4), who rallied from a 74-65 deficit with 6:08 left to tie the score at 80 on Rico Pickett's layup with 1:23 left.

    Manhattan missed three field goal attempts in the final minute to lose for the fourth time in five games.

    Johnson was 10-for-12 from the field to help Fairfield shoot 56.5 percent (26-for-46) for the game. The Stags shot 61.9 percent in the second half (13-for-21).

    The Jaspers led by 14 in the first half.

    Yorel Hawkins scored 19, Derek Needham 11 and Sean Crawford 10 for the Stags.

    Pickett scored 29, Darryl Crawford had 21, and Laurence Jolicoeur added 14 for Manhattan.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAN
    FAIR
    Points 85 88
    FG Made-Attempted 30-64 (.469) 26-46 (.565)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 7-11 (.636)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-26 (.885) 29-37 (.784)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 6

    2009-10 Season

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