NCAA Men's Basketball

Fairfield Stags (17-16)


Sat. 2/24 Thu. 3/1 Sat. 3/3 Sun. 3/4 Mon. 3/5
vs. Monm 
W 69-66
Box | Recap
vs. Marist 
W 71-57
Box | Recap
@ Nia 
W 90-77
Box | Recap
vs. Quinni 
W 74-64
Box | Recap
@ Iona 
L 71-83
Box | Recap

Griffin scores 29, Iona beats Fairfield 83-71 for MAAC title

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New faces. Same old Iona.

Roland Griffin and Zach Lewis, transfers playing their first seasons with the Gaels, combined to score 49 points and Iona beat Fairfield 83-71 on Monday night to capture the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament title for the third straight time and earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

It was the fourth MAAC title for coach Tim Cluess and every bit as sweet as the others, if not moreso, because of all the doubters that surfaced after the Gaels started the season 1-4 after being picked to win the conference.

 MORE
Leaders
Points: T. Nelson22.2
Rebounds: J. Kasibabu5.6
Assists: T. Nelson3.3
FG%: T. Nelson42.0%
FT%: T. Nelson88.0%
3P%: T. Nelson35.3%
Steals: J. Cruz1.6
Blocks: J. Kasibabu1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
View Complete Poll
Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
View Complete Poll
Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Rider 15-3 22-10
Canisius 15-3 21-12
Niagara 12-6 19-14
Iona 11-7 20-14
Fairfield 9-9 17-16
Manhattan 9-9 14-17
Quinnipiac 7-11 12-21
Monmouth 7-11 11-20
Saint Peter's 6-12 14-18
Siena 4-14 8-24
Marist 4-14 6-25
View Full Standings
Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.9 (108)
Rebounds: 9.1 (263)
Assists: 14.8 (89)
FG%: 43.9% (210)
FT%: 71.0% (186)
3P%: 33.9% (232)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 77.2 (289)
Rebounds: 25.8 (135)
Assists: 12.8 (124)
FG%: 45.5% (263)
FT%: 70.7% (145)
3P%: 39.3% (340)

Next Home Game:
Old Dominion @ Fairfield
Fri., Dec. 9 @ 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 PM GMT10:00 PM 北京时间7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST