Scores

Final

Iona 71

(16-5, 8-2 MAAC)

Fairfield 62

(10-10, 5-4 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 27, 2012

    Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    IONA 34 3771
    FAIR 20 4262

    Top Performers

    Iona: S. Machado 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fairfield: R. Sanders 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Iona 71, Fairfield 62

    Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Lamont Jones scored 20 points and Mike Glover had 13 points and 11 rebounds as Iona took a 19-point first-half lead and held on to defeat Fairfield 71-62 Friday night.

    The Gaels (16-5, 8-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), coming off a 65-62 loss at Siena, led 34-15 with 59 seconds to go until halftime.

    Iona maintained a double-digit advantage until the Stags (10-10, 5-4) got within eight with 7:30 left. After they closed the deficit to 61-57 with 2:39 to go, Scott Machado scored three of his 18 points.

    Desmond Wade's 3-pointer for Fairfield with 38 seconds remaining made it 66-62, but the Stags missed their last three shots as the Gaels hit 5 of 6 free throws.

    Iona, which leads the nation in assists (19.90 per game) had a season low of nine, two fewer than its previous low of 11 against Siena.

    Rakim Sanders' 24 points led Fairfield.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IONA
    FAIR
    Points 71 62
    FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 24-63 (.381)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 1

    2011-12 Season

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