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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% 
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St. Fran.-NY8-214-9184
Robert Morris7-311-11175
Bryant7-310-10203
St. Fran.-Pa.6-412-9146
Mt St Marys6-410-11167
Wagner6-48-13288
LIU-Brooklyn4-68-13291
Sacred Heart3-79-14269
F. Dickinson2-87-14283
CCSU1-93-20344

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona9-216-658
Monmouth8-212-9204
Rider8-314-8126
Canisius7-412-8152
Manhattan6-49-10253
Siena5-58-11256
Quinnipiac5-611-9202
Fairfield4-76-15273
St. Peters3-89-13231
Niagara2-93-17297
Marist2-93-18340
 
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EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final
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