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Fairfield 80, Manhattan 70: Stags Do The Simple Things To Roll

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Fairfield’s two leading scorers (and only two averaging double digits) – Marcus Gilbert and Tyler Nelson – combined for just two points (both Nelson’s), the Stags committed 13 turnovers, and … had a 16-point lead at the half over Manhattan Sunday afternoon? Manhattan battled back from there, but was never quite able […]

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Fairfield 98, Iona 91: A Little Redemption For Marcus Gilbert

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – It’s hard to call Marcus Gilbert unknown, especially in the MAAC, where he was a preseason first-team selection after all. Maybe underappreciated might be a little closer to the target. Gilbert finished fifth in the MAAC with 16.1 points per game last season, and was praised by opposing coaches for his outstanding […]

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Saint Peter’s 77, Fairfield 71: Check Your MAAC Radar, Please

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – With Monmouth and Iona doing their thing, Saint Peter’s has been able to glide under the MAAC radar for most of the season. In fact, while Monmouth was beating Notre Dame and USC in Orlando (and scaring Dayton), the Peacocks were losing four straight, including to Lafayette, Hartford, and Fairleigh Dickinson, none […]

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Monmouth 86, Fairfield 74: Hawks Show Championship Credentials

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – After a lackluster first-half that saw his team down seven points, Monmouth coach King Rice stormed into the locker room and … calmly discussed what his team had to do better to win the game. “The thing about this year’s team is when I even get a frowned up face it’s a […]

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Fairfield 101, Bucknell 91: Tough Start For Nathan Davis And Bison

LEWISBURG, Pa. – It’s never easy for first-year head coaches, but that can be doubly true when trying to step in at a program that’s used to having success. Nathan Davis has plenty going for him at Bucknell, not the least of which is his tenure as an assistant coach on the most successful Bucknell […]

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Fairfield 74, Rider 70: No Gilbert, No Problem For Stags

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – There are lies, damned lies, and statistics as Mr. Twain once told us, of course, and, yes, there are times where the numbers (even advanced ones) only give an obstructed view of what is really transpiring. However, for the disappointing 2015-16 Rider basketball team, it doesn’t take an advanced degree in hyperbolic […]

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Iona 101, Fairfield 77: It’s An A.J. English World

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Things got pretty awkward for A.J. English in the final five minutes of Tuesday’s eventual destruction of Fairfield at the Hynes Center in the MAAC opener for both teams. Reporters and SIDs had finished scrambling furiously through media notes and websites, and knew – as anyone in the stands could likely […]

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Sydney Johnson’s Unique Approach To Twitter

Right before the season, Fairfield head coach Sydney Johnson made an important decision outside of his basketball program.

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Fairfield 82, Columbia 81 (OT) : Break Up The Runnin’ Stags

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Kevin Degnan – at 6’8” and mostly a post player – had only seven career three-pointers, but there he was on the wing in front of a Fairfield fast break, picking a low pass off his ankles and drilling a three-pointer anyway. As the intimate crowd roared, Degnan gave a clapping Sydney […]

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Youth Strengthening Fairfield, Sydney Johnson

Fairfield head coach Sydney Johnson was hardly surprised to see his group put together the kind of performance they did Tuesday night.

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