Monday, February 19, 2007

Men's Basketball: Fairfield Stags vs. Marist Red Foxes

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

FAIRFIELD (12-17, 9-7 MAAC)

Jonathan Han, G, 6-0, So., 7.3 ppg, 131 assists – 12 points, 4 assists on Saturday vs. William and Mary

Mike Van Schaick, G, 6-2, Sr., 14.7 ppg, 54 assists – Before last game, had scored in double figures the last 17 outings

Devin Johnson, G, 6-7, Fr., 2.7 ppg, 21 assists– 2 points, 4 boards, 2 assists against the Tribe

Greg Nero, F, 6-7, Fr., 9.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg – 13 points, 4 boards last time out vs. Marist

Anthony Johnson, C, 6-8, Fr., 8.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg – Team-high 16 points on Saturday

MARIST (21-7, 12-4 MAAC)

Will Whittington, G, 6-3, Sr., 17.1 ppg, 51 assists – Has made 104 three-point buckets this year

Jared Jordan, G, 6-2, Sr., 17.8 ppg, 230 assists – Leads MAAC and nation in apg with 8.5

James Smith,C, 7-0, Sr., 11. ppg, 6.3 rpg – 5 points, 11 boards on Saturday against Colgate

Ryan Stilphen, F, 6-8, Jr., 10.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg – Notched 18 points last time out against Fairfield

Ben Farmer, F, 6-5, Jr., 5.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg – 4 points, 8 boards on Saturday


MARIST HOT STREAK: Marist enters the game with a six-game winning streak. The Red Foxes are currently the # 1 seed in the MAAC. Only one game ahead of the three teams deadlocked for second place however, Marist will look to keep the momentum alive versus Fairfield.

FOX HUNTING: The last time these two teams faced each other, Marist ended Fairfield’s seven-game winning streak in heartbreaking fashion. The Stags don’t live in the past, but you can guarantee that they’ll be seeing “red” come game time. Look for Fairfield to come out extra strong and build off Saturday’s win against William and Mary.

-Frank Romano

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