Hitchon scores career-high 21 to lead Canisius to win
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Hitchon scored a career-high 21 points with five 3-pointers and Canisius held on to beat Fairfield 72-68 on Friday night and take over first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
With Monmouth's loss to Rider on Friday, the Golden Griffins (12-13, 9-4) grabbed a half-game lead over the Hawks (9-5).
Late surge lifts Fairfield over Marist 57-52
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Neftali Alvarez hit a go-ahead layup and scored 11 points, Jesus Cruz sank three free throws in the final 12 seconds and Fairfield scored the final seven points to beat Marist 57-52 on Saturday.
Cruz, Taliaferro boost Fairfield past Iona 80-68
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jesus Cruz scored 24 points and Landon Taliaferro added 19 and Fairfield beat Iona 80-68 on Sunday to end its four-game losing streak.
Fairfield (6-15, 3-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) won for the third time in its last nine contests whereas Iona (7-12, 5-3) started the day in a second-place tie with Canisius having won five of seven.
Canisius rallies past Fairfield 73-68 behind Faulkner, Reese
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jibreel Faulkner scored 16 points, Isaiah Reese grabbed nine rebounds and added 15 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and Canisius rallied to beat Fairfield 73-68 on Saturday.
Fairfield rallies past Fairfield for 60-57 win
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Kasibabu had 17 points and nine rebounds on Thursday night and Fairfield used a late run to get past Saint Peter's 60-57.
Jesus Cruz added 10 points for the Stags (5-11, 2-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who shot 52 percent from the field to win their second straight.
Fairfield gets 4th win of season, beats Niagara 77-59
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Kasibabu had 20 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, freshman Neftali Alvarez added 15 points and Fairfield beat Niagara 77-59 on Monday night.
The Stags held Niagara without a field goal for nearly seven minutes in the second half.
Jesus Cruz added 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Fairfield (4-11, 1-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Stags outrebounded Niagara 39-27 and forced 18 turnovers.
Clark beats buzzer for 89-87 LIU Brooklyn win over Fairfield
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Raiquan Clark scored 33 points on 14-of-22 shooting and hit the game-winning jumper with 1.3 seconds left to lift LIU Brooklyn over Fairfield 89-87 on Tuesday night.
ALBANY, N.Y. — They came so close.
Heading into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament, forward Jonathan Kasibabu said that Fairfield was on a mission, a mission to get Tyler Nelson a championship. And, after victories over Marist, Niagara and Quinnipiac, all that stood in the way of that mission coming to fruition was Iona.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Nelson had 27 points and 10 rebounds and No. 6 seed Fairfield jumped out early and cruised to 90-77 victory over third-seeded Niagara on Saturday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
Fairfield (16-15) will play seventh-seeded Quinnipiac in a Sunday semifinal.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Nelson scored 28 points with four 3-pointers and five assists and sixth-seeded Fairfield never trailed in beating 11th-seeded Marist 71-57 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.
Fairfield beats Quinnipiac 102-98 in 2OT; Young sets mark
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Nelson scored 32 points, becoming Fairfield's all-time scoring leader, and the Stags beat Quinnipiac 102-98 in double overtime Saturday, despite a career-high 40 points by Rich Kelly.
Nelson scores 29, Fairfield holds off Marist 83-79
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Nelson scored 29 points with three 3-pointers, Ferron Flavors Jr. added 16 points with four 3s and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Fairfield held off Marist 83-79 on Thursday night to end a two-game skid.
Jesus Cruz scored 10 points with four assists for the Stags (11-15, 6-9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who made 11 3-pointers and shot 45 percent from the field. Jerome Segura had three steals and made two assists for his 400th career assist.
Young, Robinson help Quinnipiac beat Fairfield 75-70
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Cameron Young had 15 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists and Andrew Robinson scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Quinnipiac beat Fairfield 75-70 on Saturday.
Abdulai Bundu had 12 points and 10 rebounds — his first double-double of the season — Isaiah Washington scored 11 points and Jacob Rigoni 10 for Quinnipiac (9-13, 6-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Nelson scores 28, Fairfield surprises Niagara 104-85
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Nelson scored 28 points, Aidas Kavaliauskas turned in a double-double and Fairfield came up with its highest-scoring output of the season, surprising Niagara 104-85 on Saturday.
The Purple Eagles came in on a roll with a five-game winning streak, but the Stags (7-11, 2-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), losers of five straight, scored the first four points and never looked back, leading 58-40 after their highest-scoring half since Nov. 24, 2015.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Tyler Nelson scored a team-high 16 points while Ferron Flavors Jr. added 13 points, but the Fairfield University men’s basketball team fell to Iona College 84-65 Sunday.
BRIDGEPORT — Tyler Nelson scored 19 points to help Fairfield beat Saint Peter’s 70-61 on Thursday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener.
Nelson was 6 of 13 from the field, made four 3-pointers and a game-high five steals. Matija Milin and Omar El-Sheikh each added 11 points for Fairfield (6-6), which has won three of its last four games and has beaten Saint Peter’s in three straight.
Fairfield beats Saint Peter’s 70-61 in MAAC opener
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Nelson scored 19 points to help Fairfield beat Saint Peter's 70-61 on Thursday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener.
Nelson was 6 of 13 from the field, made four 3-pointers and a game-high five steals. Matija Milin and Omar El-Sheikh each added 11 points for Fairfield (6-6), which has won three of its last four games and has beaten Saint Peter's in three straight.
The Fairfield University women’s volleyball team will face host Texas in Austin Friday night atg 8 in the first round of the NCAA tournament, it was announced Sunday night.
The MAAC champion Stags (25-6) have a 21-match winning streak in to the meeting against the No. 2-ranked Longhorns. Texas is 24-2 and won the Big 12 championship with a 16-0 conference mark. The Longhorns have won 18 straight.