Scores

Final

Austin Peay 69

(17-12, 11-5 OVC)

Fairfield 76

(22-5, 14-2 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    1:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    PEAY 29 4069
    FAIR 34 4276

    Top Performers

    Austin Peay: T. Edmondson 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fairfield: C. Nickerson 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 7 Stl

    Fairfield 76, Austin Peay 69

    Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Derek Needham scored 19 points and Colin Nickerson added 17 to lead Fairfield over Austin Peay 76-69 on Saturday.

    The Stags (22-5) outscored Austin Peay 22-8 in the paint and scored 18 points off 12 first-half turnovers en route to a 34-29 halftime lead.

    With the score tied at 58 and less than 6 minutes to go, Needham sparked a 17-7 run with a 3-pointer followed by a layup with 5:01 left to play. Two free throws from Nickerson with 38 seconds remaining ended the run and sealed the win for Fairfield.

    TyShwan Edmondson scored 29 points to lead the Governors (17-12), who allowed 35 points off 25 turnovers. Will Triggs added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

    Ryan Olander scored 11 points and Keith Matthews had 10 for the Stags, who have won four straight and 21 of their past 23 games after starting the year 1-3.

    Nickerson also added eight rebounds and seven steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PEAY
    FAIR
    Points 69 76
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 28-58 (.483)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 17-22 (.773)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 13

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