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
St. Fran.-NY16-323-12170
Robert Morris13-620-15171
Bryant13-616-15189
Mt St Marys11-815-15188
St. Fran.-Pa.10-916-16180
Sacred Heart9-1015-17243
LIU-Brooklyn8-1112-18255
Wagner8-1110-20294
F. Dickinson3-158-21312
CCSU3-155-26342

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona17-326-951
Rider15-521-12141
Manhattan13-719-14168
Monmouth13-718-15176
Canisius11-918-15181
Quinnipiac9-1115-15226
St. Peters8-1216-18233
Siena7-1311-20268
Niagara7-138-22285
Fairfield5-157-24299
Marist5-157-25317
 
Other games
EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final
MIZZ 83