Marist vs. Fairfield: Full Game Preview

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Marist vs. Fairfield: Full Game Preview
Marist
(5-14, 2-9 away)
Fairfield
(10-10, 4-3 home)
Venue: Webster Bank Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Marist C Lewis 14.6 A Kemp 8.1 I Morton 3.2
Fairfield D Needham 14.5 A Sidibe 5.6 D Wade 3.8

On Thursday, Fairfield hosts Marist at Webster Bank Arena. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN3. The Stags are 8-1 against the Red Foxes over the last four years. The last time they met (2/20/2012) they won 60-49.

Both teams share 7th place in the conference.

In spite of 23 points from Derek Needham, the Stags came up short 65-60 against Loyola (MD) on January 21st. He leads the team with 14.5 points per game. In a 59-48 victory over St. Peter's on January 19th, Chavaughn Lewis put up 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Red Foxes. He leads the team in points with 14.6 per game and steals with 1.9 per game.

Marist StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Fairfield has come back to win after being down at half against Marist 4 times since 1999.
  • The Fairfield scoring leader (Derek Needham) has more points than the Marist scoring leader (Devin Price).
  • The Fairfield assist leader (Desmond Wade) has more assists than the Marist assist leader (Isaiah Morton).
  • 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.
  • Fairfield has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Marist (#104 vs #115).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Fairfield has been the favorite 10 out of the last 11 times.
  • Keith Matthews is ranked 10th in the MAAC in blocks.
  • Fairfield has a better scoring defense (61.6 allowed per game vs 69.2 allowed per game) than Marist this season.
  • Fairfield allows fewer rebounds (33.9 allowed per game vs 40.1 allowed per game) than Marist this season.
  • Maurice Barrow is ranked 10th in the MAAC in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Fairfield currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 915) than Marist, per the NCAA.
MARIST Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Chavaughn Lewis 34 15 5 2 2 1 3
C Devin Price 36 15 2 2 1 0 2
C Adam Kemp 27 8 8 0 1 2 1
C Jay Bowie 24 8 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Anell Alexis 15 5 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Isaiah Morton 29 7 2 3 1 0 3
D Manny Thomas 19 5 3 1 0 0 2
D Dorvell Carter 11 5 2 1 0 0 1
D T.J. Curry 14 3 2 2 0 0 1
D T. Whitfield 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
D P. Lawrence 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Eric Truog 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Jesse Martin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Rob Delle Bovi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Pieter Prinsloo 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Patrick Ramsey 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
FAIR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Derek Needham 34 15 3 3 2 0 3
C Maurice Barrow 26 9 4 1 1 1 1
C Colin Nickerson 28 6 4 3 2 0 2
C Amadou Sidibe 20 6 6 0 0 1 1
C Keith Matthews 21 7 4 1 0 1 1
C Desmond Wade 27 7 2 3 1 0 2
C- Marcus Gilbert 20 6 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Josip Mikulic 14 5 2 0 0 1 1
D Coleman Johnson 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Steve Johnston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Jenkins 7 3 1 0 0 0 1
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