Scores

Final

Marist 31

(6-27, 3-15 MAAC)

Fairfield 55

(24-6, 15-3 MAAC)

    4:30 PM ET, March 5, 2011

    Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    MRST 14 1731
    FAIR 27 2855

    Top Performers

    Marist: A. Alexis 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fairfield: D. Needham 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 6 Stl

    Fairfield 55, Marist 31

    Associated Press

    BRDIGEPORT, Conn. -- Derek Needham scored 22 points and Fairfield turned in a record defensive performance at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament in defeating Marist 55-31 Saturday in the quarterfinals.

    Marist's score was the lowest ever in a MAAC tournament game, dating to 1982. The previous low was 37 points by Loyola (Md.) against Manhattan in 1993.

    The top-seeded Stags (24-6) never trailed as they earned a semifinal berth against No. 4 seed Saint Peter's on Sunday.

    Fairfield led 27-14 at halftime, and the closest the Red Foxes (6-27) got in the second half was nine points, 32-23, with 12 minutes left. The Stags then reeled off the next 11 points to put the game out of reach.

    Needham also had six steals for Fairfield, which had 19 overall and enjoyed a 41-28 rebounding advantage.

    Anell Alexis led Marist with 11 points and eight rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRST
    FAIR
    Points 31 55
    FG Made-Attempted 12-41 (.293) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 9-16 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 7, 2011 FAIR 59, @MRST 44Recap
    Feb 16, 2011 @FAIR 61, MRST 54Recap
    » Mar 5, 2011 @FAIR 55, MRST 31Recap