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
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Binghamton5-118-22299
Hartford4-1210-23292
Maine4-128-22314
UMBC3-137-24339

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St. Peters12-814-16208
Manhattan9-1113-18228
Canisius8-1214-19221
Rider8-1213-20242
Quinnipiac6-149-21297
Niagara5-157-25316
Marist4-167-23318
 
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