Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Men's Basketball: Fairfield Stags vs. Iona Gaels

Site: The Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Conn.
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

FAIRFIELD (5-15, 3-5 MAAC)

Jonathan Han, G, 6-0, So., 6.1 ppg, 90 assists – 5th in MAAC in apg with 4.50

Mike Van Schaik, G, 6-2, Sr., 13.6 ppg, 27 assists – career-high 27 points Friday against Siena

Anthony Johnson, C, 6-8, Fr., 7.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg – Only player with 40 + offensive and defensive rebounds

Rich Flemming, F, 6-7, Fr., 2.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg – 4 points, 4 rebounds on Friday

Greg Nero, F, 6-7, Fr., 9.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg – notched 10 points in last outing vs. Iona

IONA (0-18, 0-8 MAAC)

Milan Prodanovic, G, 6-2, Fr., 6.9 ppg, 31 assists – 13 points, 4 assists on Saturday vs. Niagara

Mike Harris, G, 6-3, Fr., 7.8 ppg, 30 assists – .422 from behind the arc

Alejo Rodriguez, F, 6-8, Fr., 6.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg – 14 points, 8 rebounds against Niagara

Devon Clarke, F, 6-6, So., 7.7, 3.1 rpg – Has led team in scoring in 3 out of last 5 games

Anthony Bruin, F, 6-7, Sr., 14.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg – 24 points, 6 boards on Saturday


STRONG GAEL FROM THE SOUTH: Even though Iona is still winless in conference play and on the season, one cannot discount the squad’s competitiveness. When the Gaels last played the Stags on Jan. 19th, they lost after forcing the game into overtime. Iona outshot Fairfield and had its fair share of the lead throughout the game. Look for the Gaels to battle this one out to the end as well.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH ‘UNCLE MO’: Look for Fairfield to build off its huge win last Friday against a strong Siena Saints team. The Stags must continue to keep turnovers to a minimum and to provide spurts on offense. When Fairfield strings together multiple scoring drives throughout the game, it is a force to be reckoned with.

-Frank Romano

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