Fairfield vs. Loyola (MD): Full Game Preview

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Fairfield vs. Loyola (MD): Full Game Preview
Fairfield
(10-6, 6-5 away)
Loyola (MD)
(11-5, 8-2 home)
Venue: Reitz Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 11, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Fairfield D Needham 13.6 A Sidibe 4.8 D Wade 4.2
Loyola (MD) D Cormier 17.7 A Winbush 7.1 D Cormier 2.5

In their last outing, behind 24 points and 7 rebounds from Erik Etherly, the Greyhounds blew out St. Peter's 74-58 on January 6th. He tallies 16.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 blocks per game. For the Stags, Colin Nickerson put up 11 points and 5 rebounds in the 71-67 loss to Niagara on January 5th. He is averaging 6.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.8 steals per game.

Fairfield StatSmack

  • Loyola can actually jump, with more rebounds (37.3 per game vs 31.3 per game) than Fairfield this season.
  • Loyola is better under pressure, and has defeated Fairfield in 11 out of the last 17 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Anthony Winbush is ranked 8th in the MAAC in rebounds.
  • Dylon Cormier is ranked 33rd nationally in points, 10th in the MAAC in rebounds, and 50th nationally in steals.
  • Loyola has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Fairfield ($26,855 vs $51,880).
  • The Loyola blocks leader (Jordan Latham) has more blocks than the Fairfield blocks leader (Keith Matthews).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Loyola currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (966 to 961) than Fairfield, per the NCAA.
  • Loyola is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Loyola is 200 lbs compared to 189 lbs for Fairfield.
  • Loyola beat Fairfield by 4 points the last time they played (Mar 05, 2012).
  • Julius Brooks is ranked 9th in the MAAC in blocks.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Loyola has come back to win after being down at half against Fairfield 3 times since 2010.
FAIR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Derek Needham 33 14 3 4 2 0 3
C Colin Nickerson 28 7 4 3 2 0 2
C Maurice Barrow 26 8 3 1 1 1 1
C Keith Matthews 22 7 4 1 0 1 1
C Desmond Wade 28 7 3 4 1 0 3
C Amadou Sidibe 20 6 5 0 0 1 1
C- Josip Mikulic 16 5 3 1 0 1 1
C- Marcus Gilbert 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Coleman Johnson 11 3 2 0 1 1 1
D Steve Johnston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Jenkins 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
LMDU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylon Cormier 35 18 5 3 2 0 2
B Erik Etherly 36 16 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Robert Olson 35 12 5 2 1 0 2
C Anthony Winbush 33 7 7 3 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Latham 18 4 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Jarred Jones 15 3 3 1 1 1 1
D Julius Brooks 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Tyler Hubbard 14 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Franz Rassman 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- Eric Laster 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Luke Wandrusch 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Chido Onyiuke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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