NCAAB Game Recap - Canisius at Fairfield
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:00 PM EST

SDSU
71
UNLV
67
F
MSU
70
Minn
52
F
UCLA
75
Oreg
96
F
MD
77
Ind
76
F
SoFL
49
Hou
68
F
(N/A)
41
Princ
87
F
Tuls
79
UConn
75
F(OT)
UVA
65
Wake
63
F(OT)
Monm
94
Iona
88
F
Niag
53
StPet
58
F
Quin
61
Sien
84
F
Rider
67
Manh
63
F
Canis
55
Fairf
63
F
Ford
39
StLou
55
F
Xav
66
Crei
77
F
LoyIL
62
NrthIA
67
F(OT)
MOSt
69
Drake
71
F
Evans
65
Valpa
67
F
Stan
50
Cal
52
F
OhSt
71
NW
59
F

Jan 26, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Canisius (8-12)

30

25

55

Fairfield (8-11)

28

35

63

Cruz sparks Fairfield to 63-55 victory over Canisius
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:36 PM

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Jesus Cruz came off the bench to score 21 points and grab seven rebounds to help Fairfield defeat Canisius 63-55 on Sunday.

Cruz sank just 4 of 14 shots from the floor, but he was 13 of 13 at the free-throw line for the Stags (8-11, 4-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Landon Taliaferro added 16 points. Fairfield shot 39% overall and missed 10 of 12 from 3-point range (17%).

Malik Johnson paced the Golden Griffins (8-12, 3-6) with 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting. He added five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Majesty Brandon, who was second on the Golden Griffins in scoring entering the matchup at 13 points per game, made only 1 of 6 shots and scored three points.

Canisius shot just 40% overall and 25% from distance (5 of 20). The Stags improved to 2-0 against the Golden Griffins this season.

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Leaders

Canisius PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Johnson 17 0 3 5 3 0
Fairfield PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Senghore-Peterson 0 0 0 0 1 0
W. Methnani 0 0 1 1 1 0

Team Comparison

Canis Fairf
Points For 55 63
Field Goals 23/57-40% 21/54-39%
Three Pointers 4/16-25% 2/12-17%
Free Throws 5/6-83% 19/21-90%
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Defensive Rebounds 18 26
Rebounds 35 46
Blocks 6 3
Steals 7 9
Turnovers 12 14
Personal Fouls 19 12
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Fairf Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Jan 5 Fairf 46 @ Canis 42 A. Kavaliauskas 1 J. Fritz 2
Sun Jan 26 Canis 55 @ Fairf 63 J. White 2 C. Maidoh 2

Game Information

Stadium: Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 2,479
Game Time: