Scores

Final

Fairfield 60

(8-5, 1-1 MAAC)

Saint Joseph's 57

(5-4, 3-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2012

    Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    FAIR 28 3260
    JOES 27 3057

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: D. Needham 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Saint Joseph's: C. Aiken 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Blk

    Fairfield 60, Saint Joseph's 57

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Derek Needham hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16 seconds left and Fairfield earned a 60-57 victory over Saint Joseph's Saturday in nonconference action.

    The Stags (8-5) led 56-54 until Carl Jones hit two free throws with 1:51 left, and then Chris Wilson added another foul shot for Saint Joseph's (5-4) for a 57-56 lead with 30 seconds remaining.

    Needham hit the 3-pointer for a 59-57 lead, and then drew an offensive foul on the Hawks' ensuing possession. Fairfield inbounded the ball to Needham, who was fouled and hit 1 of 2 foul shots, and Jones' buzzer-beating 3-point attempt clanged off the rim to end the game.

    Needham finished with a game-high 24 points.

    The Hawks' Ronald Roberts Jr. had 19 points and 11 rebounds.

    The win was Fairfield's first over Saint Joseph's since 1977-78, ending a 10-game losing streak in the series.

    The Stags have now won four straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    JOES
    Points 60 57
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 17-51 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 3

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