Siena vs Fairfield

Fairfield 74, Siena 52

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Derek Needham scored 31 points as Fairfield bounced back from its worst offensive showing of the season to defeat Siena 74-52 Thursday night.

Needham was held to five points Tuesday night, when the Stags (16-11, 8-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) lost 62-40 at Manhattan.

After shooting just 25.4 percent that night, Fairfield shot 50.9 percent (29 of 57) against the Saints (6-20, 4-11), including 11 of 25 from 3-point range. Siena is 0-13 this season when its opponent shoots 40 percent or better.

Needham, who made 11 of 17 shots overall, hit three 3-pointers during a 16-4 first-half run that lifted the Stags to a 22-10 lead with 10:19 left. They led by as many as 19 later in the half.

The senior guard scored 18 points when Fairfield beat Siena 64-54 on Feb. 4, which started the Saints' four-game losing streak.

Evan Hymes led Siena with 14 points.

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Siena Saints
O. Anosike, F381-63-46315
T. Burdine, F273-55-710311
I. Silas, C215-60-020310
E. Hymes, G395-131-223214
R. Poole, G351-60-03023
R. Audu191-40-01002
D. Martens111-31-23003
B. Bisping80-12-23012
M. Hopper21-10-00002
S. Cruz00-00-00000
Totals 18-4512-172761252
 40%70.6% 
Fairfield Stags
M. Gilbert, F261-42-26135
A. Sidibe, F253-62-24228
J. Mikulic, C191-60-01043
D. Needham, G3411-171-132131
C. Nickerson, G315-100-195110
M. Barrow272-50-01204
K. Matthews183-50-02026
S. Johnston101-20-00303
C. Johnson82-20-01204
M. Hyland20-00-00000
Totals 29-575-633171374
 50.9%83.3% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Iona17-322-11
Manhattan15-525-8
Quinnipiac14-620-12
Canisius14-621-13
Siena11-920-18
Rider9-1114-17
St. Peters9-1114-17
Marist9-1112-19
Monmouth5-1511-21
Fairfield4-167-25
Niagara3-177-26
 
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