Scores

Final

Fairfield 62

(17-13, 12-6 MAAC)

Rider 65

(13-18, 10-8 MAAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

3:30 PM ET, February 26, 2012

Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

1 2 T
FAIR 27 3562
RID 33 3265

Top Performers

Fairfield: M. Barrow 15 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Rider: N. Gadson 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Rider 65, Fairfield 62

Associated Press

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Novar Gadson scored 19 points, and made 8 of 9 from the free-throw line to lead Rider over Fairfield 65-62 Sunday.

The Broncs (13-18, 10-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) made 20 of 28 foul shots, while Fairfield struggled, connecting on 46.2 percent (6 of 13) from the line.

Rider led by as many as 13 midway through the second half before Fairfield used a 15-2 run to make it close.

Rakim Sanders' layup pulled the Stags (17-13, 12-6) within one, 63-62, with 1:15 to go. However, Maurice Barrow missed both his free throws for Fairfield with 46 seconds left, and Gadson scored on a layup 18 seconds later for the final margin.

Sanders missed two 3-pointers in the final 12 seconds.

Daniel Stewart added 14 points and Jonathon Thompson 13 for the Broncs.

Fairfield was led by Ryan Olander with 17 points and Barrow with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAIR
RID
Points 62 65
FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 19-42 (.452)
3P Made-Attempted 4-23 (.174) 7-14 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 20-28 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 13

2011-12 Season

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