Niagara vs Fairfield

Niagara 67, Fairfield 64

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Antoine Mason scored 17 points, including two free throws with 1 second left, and Niagara held off Fairfield 67-64 Sunday to win its fifth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

The Purple Eagles (9-8, 5-1), off to their best league start since the 2007-08 season, swept the season series against the Stags for the first time in four campaigns. Niagara won 71-67 on Jan. 5.

In a back-and-forth second half, Justin Jenkins made a free throw to put Fairfield (10-8, 2-4) on top with 5:35 to go. Neither team scored until Juan'ya Green's layup with 3:35 left gave the Purple Eagles the lead for good.

Desmond Wade made 2 of 3 free throws to make it 65-64 with 2 seconds left. After Mason sank his foul shots to go 12 for 12 from the line, Wade missed a half-court 3-pointer as time expired.

Jenkins led the Stags with 16 points.

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Scoreboard
Niagara (9-8) «373067
Fairfield (10-8)333164

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Niagara Purple Eagles
D. White, C182-61-14045
J. Green, G392-91-26115
A. Mason, G342-1312-1221417
A. Tanksley, G305-110-130410
T. McCall, G82-40-03134
M. Jordan341-40-21303
T. Cline175-60-041312
M. Lemmons141-14-42126
J. Thomas62-21-12005
Totals 22-5619-232782167
 39.3%82.6% 
Fairfield Stags
A. Sidibe, F211-35-67047
K. Matthews, F171-31-45043
M. Gilbert, F153-40-02038
D. Needham, G322-74-661110
C. Nickerson, G280-10-05120
M. Barrow324-72-293210
J. Jenkins285-155-731116
D. Wade182-63-51227
J. Mikulic71-21-20013
C. Johnson20-10-00010
Totals 19-4921-324582164
 38.8%65.6% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
Other games
MICH 53 Final
OHST 56
WICH 67 Final
EVAN 71
NEB 56 Final
MIST 66