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Central Connecticut State vs Fairfield

Fairfield 64, CCSU 63

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Keith Matthews made 1 of 2 free throws with 2 seconds left in overtime to give Fairfield a 64-63 victory over Central Connecticut State in both teams' openers on Saturday night.

Matthews missed the second free throw, but the Stags' Marcus Gilbert grabbed the offensive rebound to end the game.

The score was tied at 55-all for the final 1:24 of regulation, and it was tied at 63 with 2:13 remaining in overtime.

Guard Derek Needham, who played 44 minutes, led the Stags, members of the Mid-American Athletic Conference, with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Matthews finished with 15 points, Josip Mikulic had 12 and Colin Nickerson contributed 10.

Kyle Vinales led the Blue Devils of the Northeast Conference with 18 points, and Matt Hunter scored 16, followed by Adonis Burbage with 12 and Joe Efese with 10.

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Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
A. Burbage, F414-80-040212
J. Efese, F353-74-481110
M. Hunter, G425-125-551216
K. Vinales, G408-230-133218
M. McMillan, G392-51-24455
K. Cumberlander140-12-20012
T. Allen70-10-01000
B. Peel70-20-02000
Totals 22-5912-142991363
 37.3%85.7% 
Fairfield Stags
K. Matthews, F386-143-470115
M. Barrow, F353-71-27457
J. Mikulic, F245-110-080312
D. Needham, G447-141-283218
D. Wade, G220-20-02450
C. Nickerson372-44-434010
A. Sidibe161-20-02102
M. Gilbert80-10-01000
J. Jenkins10-00-00000
Totals 24-559-1242161664
 43.6%75% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Sacred Heart0-05-4135
St. Fran.-Pa.0-05-4169
F. Dickinson0-03-5132
Mt St Marys0-03-5108
Robert Morris0-03-7201
St. Fran.-NY0-03-7298
Bryant0-02-5181
LIU-Brooklyn0-02-6286
Wagner0-02-6294
CCSU0-02-7316

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Canisius2-04-4120
Fairfield2-04-5216
Monmouth2-04-5186
Iona1-16-381
Rider1-15-6170
Siena1-13-5240
Manhattan1-12-7325
Niagara1-11-6207
Quinnipiac0-23-5279
St. Peters0-24-7289
Marist0-21-9337
 
Other games
EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final
MIZZ 83