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 match-up, Derek Needham finished with 13 points in the Stags 71-67 loss against Niagara on January 5th. His 13.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Greyhounds, Erik Etherly put up 24 points and 7 rebounds in the 74-58 blowout of St. Peter's on January 6th. He is averaging 16.1 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 1.4 per game. A key area of strength for Loyola (MD) is offensive rebounding percentage at 39.6, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 16th nationally).

Loyola (MD) StatSmack

  • The Fairfield rebounding leader (Amadou Sidibe) has more rebounds than the Loyola rebounding leader (Anthony Winbush).
  • Even computers respect Fairfield more. We have a better RPI this season than Loyola (RPI: #121 vs #143).
  • Derek Needham is ranked 6th in the MAAC in points, 41st nationally in three-pointers, 4th in the MAAC in assists, and 4th in the MAAC in steals.
  • Maurice Barrow is ranked 10th in the MAAC in blocks.
  • It must sting. Fairfield has blown out Loyola by 20 points or more on 6 occasions since 2000.
  • Fairfield has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.640 to 0.525).
  • The Fairfield three-point leader (Derek Needham) has more three-pointers than the Loyola three-point leader (Robert Olson).
  • Amadou Sidibe is ranked 6th in the MAAC in rebounds.
  • The Fairfield assist leader (Desmond Wade) has more assists than the Loyola assist leader (Dylon Cormier).
  • Fairfield is a better three-point shooting team (34.5% vs 27.2%) than Loyola this season.
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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