NCAAB Game Recap - Niagara at Fairfield
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:00 PM EST

SacHr
57
(N/A)
64
F
Buff
104
Kent
98
F(2OT)
Canis
64
Quin
66
F
Monm
65
Maris
61
F(OT)
StPet
67
Manh
64
F
Rider
69
Iona
70
F
Princ
60
Harv
61
F
Niag
60
Fairf
61
F
WIGB
84
Detr
67
F
Penn
59
Dart
66
F
Yale
81
Corn
80
F(2OT)
Brown
72
Colum
66
F
CenCT
56
Wagn
68
F
Bry
82
StFNY
74
F
MtStM
60
RobM
68
F
WIMil
68
Oakl
75
F
LongI
86
FaDi
81
F
VACom
62
StLou
80
F

Feb 21, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Niagara (9-17)

38

22

60

Fairfield (11-15)

23

38

61

Benning's late shot gives Fairfield 61-60 win over Niagara
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:04 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Taj Benning scored with 11.1 seconds to give Fairfield a 61-60 win over Niagara on Friday night.

Benning, who finished with 14 points, shot only 4 of 11 from the floor, but his one-handed runner as he crossed the paint put the Stags ahead before Niagara's Marcus Hammond missed from the right elbow as time ran out.

Landon Taliaferro added 12 points and Allan Jeanne-Rose 11 for Fairfield with Vincent Eze grabbing 11 rebounds to go with seven points.

James Towns was the only Purple Eagles player in double figures with 16 points.

Niagara led 60-56 with a minute to go but Taliaferro made a 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining before Benning's go-ahead basket.

The Purple Eagles led by 17 with under a minute left in the first half but the Stags scored the first 10 points of the second half and took their first lead since the game's opening minute on a Taliaferro layup with under seven minutes left.

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Leaders

Niagara PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Towns 16 0 5 6 1 0
Fairfield PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Whipple 0 0 1 2 0 0
K. Senghore-Peterson 0 0 0 2 0 1

Team Comparison

Niag Fairf
Points For 60 61
Field Goals 20/46-43% 24/55-44%
Three Pointers 7/17-41% 5/17-29%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 8/15-53%
Offensive Rebounds 3 15
Defensive Rebounds 20 26
Rebounds 25 43
Blocks 0 2
Steals 7 3
Turnovers 9 12
Personal Fouls 17 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Jan 3 Fairf 66 @ Niag 75 A. Jeanne-Rose 1 S. Levnaic 4
Fri Feb 21 Niag 60 @ Fairf 61 S. Brown 3 C. Maidoh 2

Game Information

Stadium: Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 1,656
Game Time: