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

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Albany vs. Fairfield: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Albany 58
(20-9, 10-5 away)
Fairfield 50
(17-12, 9-5 home)
Venue: Webster Bank Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Albany 27 31 58
Fairfield 24 26 50
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Albany J Puk 13 J Puk 7 M Black 2
Fairfield D Needham 15 M Barrow 5 D Needham 3

Fairfield lost in an upset to Albany 58-50 on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Stags were paced by Keith Matthews, who put up 11 points and four rebounds. Derek Needham scored 15 points and added four rebounds. John Puk finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Great Danes. The next game will be on Friday, Mar. 1 when Fairfield (17-12, 9-7 MAAC) heads to Manhattan (10-16, 8-8 MAAC).

Fairfield Game Notes

  • The last time Fairfield started the season 17-12 was 2011.
  • Fairfield has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-4) after recording 50 or fewer total points.
  • The Stags have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-4) after having a field goal percentage of 37.8 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition records 21 or more free throws made this season, Fairfield has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • The Stags have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Fairfield has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--Fairfield has a 7.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Derek Needham and Keith Matthews) accounted for 52.0 percent of the points.
  • Derek Needham has led the team in scoring in 17 out of 29 games this season.
  • Maurice Barrow has led the team in rebounding in four out of 29 games this season.
  • Keith Matthews had a career high with four steals.
  • Derek Needham has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Derek Needham.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Maurice Barrow.

Albany Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Sam Rowley and John Puk) accounted for 44.8 percent of the points.
  • Sam Rowley has led the team in scoring four times in 29 games this season.
  • John Puk has led the team in rebounding seven times in 29 games this season.
ALB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJohn Puk291370101
BJacob Iati35932101
BSam Rowley351340404
BGary Johnson30952002
BBlake Metcalf10420100
CDJ Evans27541202
CMike Black29542206
-Jayson Guerrier5000000
FAIR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BKeith Matthews371140402
BDerek Needham311543106
C+Steve Johnston8611001
C+Josip Mikulic20622001
CMarcus Gilbert31611222
CMaurice Barrow26252102
C-Colin Nickerson27231301
D+Justin Jenkins14230003
-Coleman Johnson6000000

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