Albany vs Fairfield

Albany (NY) 58, Fairfield 50

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Sam Rowley and John Puk scored 13 points apiece as Albany (N.Y.) pulled away from Fairfield for a 58-50 nonconference win Saturday.

The Great Danes (20-9), who have won four of their last six games, reached 20 wins for the first time since 2006-07 and for the third time in their Division I program history.

Trailing 16-15, Albany pulled ahead with a 7-0 run. The Great Danes then expanded their 27-24 halftime lead with another 7-0 burst to open the second half. Puk scored five points in the spree, and the Stags could get no closer than five the rest of the way.

Albany, of the America East Conference, recorded 11 steals, surpassing 10 steals for only the second time this season. The Great Danes outrebounded Fairfield 33-25.

Derek Needham's 15 points led the Stags (17-12), of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, who came in on a two-game winning streak.

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Albany Great Danes
S. Rowley, F354-65-840313
G. Johnson, F303-93-45229
J. Puk, C294-75-670113
J. Iati, G353-72-23239
M. Black, G292-71-44235
D. Evans270-35-64115
B. Metcalf102-30-02014
J. Guerrier50-00-00000
Totals 18-4221-303371458
 42.9%70% 
Fairfield Stags
K. Matthews, F373-55-540411
M. Gilbert, F312-60-01146
J. Mikulic, C202-70-02206
D. Needham, G316-113-443515
C. Nickerson, G271-40-23122
M. Barrow260-42-25252
J. Jenkins141-40-03002
S. Johnston82-40-01116
C. Johnson60-00-00000
Totals 17-4510-1325102150
 37.8%76.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Albany15-124-999
Stony Brook12-423-12107
Vermont12-420-14204
New Hamp.11-519-13193
Hartford7-914-16245
UMass Lowell6-1012-17265
Binghamton5-116-26332
UMBC2-144-26346
Maine2-143-27339

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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
 
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