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

Fairfield just barely slipped by Iona 66-64 in conference action on Monday, Feb. 18. The season series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. The Stags got the win with a team-high 17 points and six rebounds from Derek Needham. Justin Jenkins had 12 points. Lamont Jones got a game-high 29 points and two rebounds for the Gaels. Fairfield (17-11, 9-7 MAAC) gets Albany (19-8, 8-5 America East) on their home court on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Fairfield Game Notes

  • The last time Fairfield started the season 17-11 was 2011.
  • The Stags have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Fairfield is 31-27 in close games.
  • The Stags have won every game this season (6-0) after recording eight or more three-pointers.
  • Fairfield has won 82 percent of the time this season (9-2) when its three-point percentage has been 36.4 percent or better.
  • Fairfield has won 86 percent of the time this season (6-1) when opponents record 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • Fairfield has won 77 percent of the time this season (10-3) after holding an opponent to under 28.6 percent three-point percentage.
  • This season Fairfield has won 85 percent of the time (11-2) when Maurice Barrow has 10 points or more and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Colin Nickerson plays 33 minutes or more.
  • Fairfield set a season low for steals (two).
  • The Stags have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past eight games.
  • This is the second win of the season where the Stags came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--Fairfield has a 9.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • 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 in 16 out of 28 games this season.
  • Amadou Sidibe has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 28 games this season.

Iona Game Notes

  • The Gaels have lost 10 times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Iona is 25-38 in close games.
  • Lamont Jones accounted for 45.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Lamont Jones has led the team in scoring 19 times in 27 games this season.
  • David Laury has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 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.
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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