Scores

Final

Fairfield 41

(3-3, 1-2 away)

Savannah State 39

(1-8, 1-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 2, 2010

    Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia

    1 2 T
    FAIR 18 2341
    SAV 13 2639

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: D. Needham 15 Pts, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Savannah State: J. Montgomery 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Fairfield 41, Savannah St. 39

    Associated Press

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Derek Needham scored 15 points to help Fairfield squeak out a 41-39 victory over Savannah State on Thursday night.

    The Stags (3-3) led 40-32 with 43 seconds left to play before a dunk by Jyles Smith and a 3 from Jovonni Shuler cut the lead to 40-37 with 10 seconds remaining.

    Joshua Montgomery's layup with 1 second to go cut the Fairfield lead to 41-39, but time expired before the Tigers had a chance to foul.

    The Stags shot just 13 of 47 from the floor (27.7 percent), including 2 for 11 from the 3-point line and missed 12 of 25 free throws (52 percent).

    Fairfield led 18-13 at halftime after the Tigers managed to shoot only 4 for 16 from the field in the first half (25 percent).

    Montgomery scored 13 points to lead Savannah State (1-8) and Smith grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

    Neither team had more than one player in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    SAV
    Points 41 39
    FG Made-Attempted 13-47 (.277) 15-39 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-25 (.520) 6-18 (.333)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 2

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