Niagara vs. Fairfield: Recap and Stats

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Niagara vs. Fairfield: Recap and Stats
Niagara 67
(9-8, 3-7 away)
Fairfield 64
(10-8, 4-2 home)
Venue: Webster Bank Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Niagara 37 30 67
Fairfield 33 31 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Niagara A Mason 18 A Tanksley 6 J Green 4
Fairfield D Needham 13 A Sidibe 4 D Wade 4

On Sunday, January 13th, Niagara turned the ball over just five times and narrowly beat Fairfield 67-64 in conference action. The Purple Eagles remain undefeated against Fairfield this season at 2-0. The Purple Eagles got the win with 12 points and four rebounds from T.J. Cline. Antoine Mason had a game-high 17 points and added two rebounds. For the Stags, Maurice Barrow finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Next up for Niagara (9-8, 5-0 MAAC) is Siena (4-13, 2-4 MAAC) on Thursday, January 17th at home.

Niagara Game Notes

  • The last time NU started the season 9-8 was 2002.
  • NU beat the spread by 9.0 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Purple Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • The Purple Eagles have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Niagara has won 29 close games.
  • The Purple Eagles have won 80% of the time this season (4-1) after recording 19 or more free throws made.
  • NU has won 80% of the time this season (4-1) after holding an opponent to under 27.8% three-point percentage.
  • The Purple Eagles have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • Niagara has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 7 games.
  • The top two scorers (Antoine Mason and T.J. Cline) accounted for 43.2% of the points.
  • Antoine Mason has led the team in scoring in 10 out of 17 games this season.
  • Antoine Mason has 17 straight double-digit point games.
  • Antoine Mason had career highs with 12 free throws made and 4 steals.

Fairfield Game Notes

  • Fairfield lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Stags have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Fairfield has lost 26 close games.
  • This loss extended the Stags losing streak to 3 games.
  • Keith Matthews recorded a team season high in blocks with 4.
  • The top two scorers (Justin Jenkins and Derek Needham) accounted for 40.6% of the points.
  • The bench recorded more points (36) than the starters (28).
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AT.J. Cline171241000
AAntoine Mason341721410
B+Malcolm Lemmons14621100
BJoe Thomas6520010
BTahjere McCall8431102
BDevon White18540100
C+Ameen Tanksley301030212
C+Juan`ya Green39561101
C+Marvin Jordan34313100
FAIR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Maurice Barrow321093004
BAmadou Sidibe21770001
BJustin Jenkins281631102
BMarcus Gilbert15820101
BDesmond Wade18712111
BKeith Matthews17350041
B-Derek Needham321061103
D+Colin Nickerson28051012
-Josip Mikulic7300001

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