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
Mt St Marys13-315-14153
LIU-Brooklyn11-518-11235
Wagner10-614-12237
St. Fran.-Pa.9-712-15289
F. Dickinson9-711-16261
Sacred Heart8-813-16294
Bryant8-811-18277
Robert Morris7-911-18265
CCSU3-135-22345
St. Fran.-NY2-144-25347

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth15-223-546
St. Peters12-616-12148
Iona11-718-11110
Siena11-714-15146
Canisius10-817-12137
Fairfield9-814-12188
Rider8-1015-14201
Quinnipiac7-1110-18241
Niagara6-129-20281
Manhattan5-1310-19251
Marist4-147-22274
 
Other games
EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final
MIZZ 83