Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Men's Basketball: Fairfield Stags vs. Siena Saints

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

FAIRFIELD (11-16, 9-6 MAAC)

Jonathan Han, G, 6-0, So., 6.9 ppg, 123 assists – Leads team with 36 steals on the year

Mike Van Schaick, G, 6-2, Sr., 15.2 ppg, 45 assists – Team-high 26 points vs. Loyola last Sunday

Devin Johnson, G, 6-7, Fr., 2.7 ppg, 17 assists– 7 points, 3 assists last time out against Siena

Anthony Johnson, C, 6-8, Fr., 8.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg – 15 points, 7 boards against Loyola

Greg Nero, F, 6-7, Fr., 9.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg – 7th in MAAC in blocked shots with 1.11 per game

SIENA (15-10, 10-5 MAAC)

Ronald Moore, G, 5-11, Fr., 7.2 ppg, 111 assists – Shooting .356 from behind the arc

Kenny Hasbrouck, G, 6-3, So., 16.1 ppg, 67 assists – Notched team-high 23 points in last outing vs. Fairfield

Michael Haddix, C, 6-6, Sr., 16.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg – 24 points, 10 rebounds on Sunday against St. Peter’s

Edwin Ubiles, F, 6-7, Fr., 11.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg – 25 steals on the year

David Ryan, F, 6-7, Sr., 7.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg – 7 points, 2 boards on Sunday vs. Saint Peter’s


Marching On: The Saints have won four straight and currently lead the MAAC in scoring offense with 75.1 ppg. However, the team’s four wins — two against Iona and two against St. Peter’s — came against squad’s ranked ninth and tenth in the MAAC, respectively. Momentum is momentum though, so look for Siena to come out charging.

Defense, Defense, Defense: Fairfield enters the game coming off another huge win Sunday against Loyola. Fairfield currently leads the MAAC in scoring defense, allowing the opposition to net only 64.9 ppg. Look for Fairfield to be unfazed by Siena’s offensive prowess, as the Stags have played some of their best basketball against teams with high scoring averages.

-Frank Romano

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