Fairfield has enjoyed a terrific second half of the season leading up to tonight’s MAAC championship game. The Stags have won seven in a row and 10 of 12 heading into Monday night’s showdown against Iona. Continue reading
Tyler Nelson has been waiting his entire life for a moment like this. Fairfield’s captain has averaged 24.7 ppg this MAAC tournament and has his Stags on the verge of their first MAAC title since 1997. Continue reading
Fairfield finished the regular season 14-15 overall with a 9-9 league record and will enter the MAAC tournament as the #6 seed. The Stags will face off against #11 seed Marist in the final game of Thursday’s opening round tripleheader at 9:00. Continue reading
Fairfield had a one-point lead with time running out when it executed a beautiful out of bounds play to seal a 69-66 comeback win over Monmouth Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.
Tyler Nelson, who was playing his final game at Webster Bank Arena, initially broke toward the ball, but instead reversed direction and got a perfect baseball pass from Wassef Methnani. It was so good that Nelson’s defender fell down, leaving Nelson alone to lay the ball in.
1) Rider (17-7, 10-2 MAAC) – 74-59 W @ Quinnipiac (2/4)
The Broncs retain their spot atop this week’s rankings after becoming the first team to reach 10 league wins. Stevie Jordan led four Broncs in double figures in the win at Quinnipiac. The sophomore point guard was 7-11 from the field, with six assists. Continue reading
The start of conference play has brought about some surprising results in the MAAC. Thanks to the unpredictable results, there is plenty of movement from last week’s rankings, including a new top team. Continue reading
1) Iona (6-5) – 69-59 L @ St. John’s (12/17); 82-68 W @ Holy Cross (12/19)
The Gaels retain the top spot in this week’s rankings despite a split of the week. Tim Cluess’ squad played St. John’s tight in the first half, entering the break knotted at 25, but a 19-4 run out of intermission propelled the Johnnies to victory in the teams’ first meeting since 1995. Continue reading
Welcome to another weekly MAAC recap, and the debut of our league power rankings! Previous recaps were done in geographical and alphabetical order, but from now on teams will be listed in order of their standing in the (un)official NYC Buckets power rankings. Continue reading
Outlook: After finishing a game over .500 last season, 2017-18 is a pivotal season for the Stags. They bring back just one player who scored over 10 ppg on a team that finished in the bottom 100 in Division I in offensive scoring efficiency. Continue reading
The Fairfield Stags pulled an inside straight on the final weekend of the regular season and beat out Canisius to earn the fifth and final first-round bye in this weekend’s conference tournament. Sydney Johnson’s crew made the trip to western New York trailing the Golden Griffins by one game with two left to play, but would have to win the bye outright as Canisius held the advantage in a tiebreaker. Continue reading