Niagara vs. Fairfield: Full Game Preview

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Niagara vs. Fairfield: Full Game Preview
Niagara
(8-8, 2-7 away)
Fairfield
(10-7, 4-1 home)
Venue: Webster Bank Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Niagara A Mason 18.4 A Tanksley 6.0 J Green 4.5
Fairfield D Needham 13.4 A Sidibe 4.9 D Wade 4.1

In a 77-58 beatdown of St. Peter's on January 11th, Antoine Mason put up 26 points and 7 rebounds for the Purple Eagles. His 18.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Stags, Keith Matthews finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the 63-58 loss to Loyola (MD) on January 11th. He averages 7.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.0 blocks per game.

Fairfield StatSmack

  • Juan`ya Green is ranked 8th in the MAAC in points and 4th in the MAAC in assists.
  • Niagara has a more potent offense, scoring more points (73.0 per game vs 62.6 per game) than Fairfield this season.
  • Niagara takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Fairfield (2 vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Niagara has an average margin of victory of 7 over Fairfield in 29 wins since 1982.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Niagara has come back to win after being down at half against Fairfield 4 times since 1996.
  • How does our back look? Niagara is ranked higher than Fairfield in the MAAC (#1 vs #3).
  • Niagara has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.499 to 0.475).
  • Niagara is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Niagara is 196 lbs compared to 189 lbs for Fairfield.
  • Niagara can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.3 per game vs 31.3 per game) than Fairfield this season.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Niagara has a stronger schedule than Fairfield this season (SOS Rank: #58 vs #262).
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Juan`ya Green 37 16 3 4 2 0 3
B- Antoine Mason 35 18 5 2 1 0 2
C Ameen Tanksley 28 11 6 1 1 0 1
C Devon White 21 7 5 0 1 1 1
C T.J. Cline 21 7 5 1 1 0 1
C- Marvin Jordan 27 8 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Tahjere McCall 19 4 3 3 1 0 2
D Joe Thomas 10 2 3 0 0 1 1
D Malcolm Lemmons 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D L. Johnson 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
D S. Gillette 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
F Skylar Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
FAIR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Derek Needham 33 14 3 4 2 0 3
C Maurice Barrow 26 8 3 1 1 1 1
C Colin Nickerson 28 6 4 3 2 0 2
C Keith Matthews 21 7 4 1 0 1 1
C Desmond Wade 28 7 2 4 1 0 2
C Amadou Sidibe 20 6 5 0 0 1 1
C- Josip Mikulic 15 5 3 1 0 1 1
C- Marcus Gilbert 18 5 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Coleman Johnson 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Steve Johnston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Jenkins 8 3 1 0 0 0 1
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