Iona vs. Fairfield: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Iona vs. Fairfield: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iona 64
(15-12, 5-9 away)
Fairfield 66
(17-11, 9-4 home)
Venue: Webster Bank Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 18, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iona 34 30 64
Fairfield 33 33 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona L Jones 29 D Laury 6 D Gomez 3
Fairfield D Needham 17 A Sidibe 9 J Jenkins 5

Iona faced off with Fairfield on Monday, Feb. 18 and suffered a heartbreaking loss against the Stags 66-64 in conference play. With the loss, the Gaels tie the season series against Fairfield at 1-1. The Gaels got a game-high 29 points and two rebounds from Lamont Jones. Sean Armand also had a good game, scoring 14 points and adding four rebounds. Derek Needham finished with a team-high 17 points and six rebounds for the Stags. Iona (15-12, 9-7 MAAC) gets Indiana State (16-10, 9-6 The Valley) on the road on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Iona Game Notes

  • Iona beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 11th time this season the Gaels have beaten the spread.
  • The Gaels have been unlucky 10 times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Iona is 25-38 in close games.
  • Iona has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after recording 64 or fewer total points.
  • The Gaels have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-7) after having a three-point percentage of 28.6 percent or worse.
  • Iona set a season low for three-pointers (four).
  • The Gaels have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Iona has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the eighth loss of the season where the Gaels opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Lamont Jones accounted for 45.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Lamont Jones has led the team in scoring in 19 out of 27 games this season.
  • David Laury has led the team in rebounding in 14 out of 27 games this season.
  • Sean Armand has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 34th 20-point game of Lamont Jones's career.
  • Lamont Jones has 10 straight double-digit point games.

Fairfield Game Notes

  • The Stags won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Fairfield is 31-27 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Derek Needham and Justin Jenkins) accounted for 43.9 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Amadou Sidibe and Colin Nickerson) accounted for 43.5 percent of the rebounds.
  • Derek Needham has led the team in scoring 16 times in 28 games this season.
  • Amadou Sidibe has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 28 games this season.
IONA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ALamont Jones372921101
ASean Armand401441301
B+David Laury321260332
C+Tavon Sledge17522001
CTre Bowman36430300
CDaShawn Gomez28043000
-Taaj Ridley8031003
FAIR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADerek Needham361763012
B+Justin Jenkins271215100
BKeith Matthews14421110
BAmadou Sidibe26991004
BColin Nickerson33485003
BMaurice Barrow371081004
B-Coleman Johnson11421011
CMarcus Gilbert10600011
-Josip Mikulic6000000

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