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, 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.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    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
    » Jan 13, 2013 NIAG 67, @FAIR 64Recap