Scores

Final

Fairfield 72

(17-12, 12-5 MAAC)

Iona 77

(23-6, 14-3 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 24, 2012

    Hynes Athletics Center, New Rochelle, New York

    1 2 T
    FAIR 38 3472
    IONA 33 4477

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: R. Sanders 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast

    Iona: S. Armand 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Iona 77, Fairfield 72

    Associated Press

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Sean Armand scored all 17 of his points in the second half to lead Iona over Fairfield 77-72 Friday night, earning the Gaels the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title.

    The sophomore guard got 15 points in the final 7:50, starting with a 3-pointer that gave Iona a 59-58 lead. He scored the next 12 points for the Gaels (23-6, 14-3) as they went ahead 71-65 with 2:44 remaining.

    The Stags (17-12, 12-5) led 42-34 early in the second half, but Scott Machado scored six points in a span of 1:32 to rally Iona to a 42-42 tie with 15:30 to play.

    Mike Glover finished with 13 points and Machado had 10 points and seven assists for the Gaels, whose title is their first since the 2000-01 season.

    Rakim Sanders had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Fairfield, which had won its last seven conference games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    IONA
    Points 72 77
    FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 28-52 (.538)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

    2011-12 Season

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