Scores

Final

Niagara 67

(9-8, 5-1 MAAC)

Fairfield 64

(10-8, 2-4 MAAC)

1:00 PM ET, January 13, 2013

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut

1 2 T
NIAG 37 3067
FAIR 33 3164

Top Performers

Niagara: T. Cline 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

Fairfield: M. Barrow 10 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

Niagara 67, Fairfield 64

Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Antoine Mason scored 17 points, including two free throws with 1 second left, and Niagara held off Fairfield 67-64 Sunday to win its fifth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

The Purple Eagles (9-8, 5-1), off to their best league start since the 2007-08 season, swept the season series against the Stags for the first time in four campaigns. Niagara won 71-67 on Jan. 5.

In a back-and-forth second half, Justin Jenkins made a free throw to put Fairfield (10-8, 2-4) on top with 5:35 to go. Neither team scored until Juan'ya Green's layup with 3:35 left gave the Purple Eagles the lead for good.

Desmond Wade made 2 of 3 free throws to make it 65-64 with 2 seconds left. After Mason sank his foul shots to go 12 for 12 from the line, Wade missed a half-court 3-pointer as time expired.

Jenkins led the Stags with 16 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIAG
FAIR
Points 67 64
FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 19-49 (.388)
3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 19-23 (.826) 21-32 (.656)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 8

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 5, 2013 @NIAG 71, FAIR 67Recap
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