Friday, January 18, 2008

Fairfield Stags @ Iona - Jan. 18

From the Stags' Side: (Credit: Connecticut Post)

Fairfield at Iona

WHAT — Men's basketball
WHEN — Tonight, 7:30
WHERE — Hynes Athletic Center, New Rochelle, N.Y.
RECORDS — Fairfield 5-11, 3-3 MAAC; Iona 6-12, 2-4
THE LINE — Iona by 3
LAST MEETING — Fairfield won 83-76 in overtime Jan. 14, 2007
SKINNY — The Stags carry a two-game losing streak into tonight's game. Junior guard Herbie Allen has had the hot hand for Fairfield, averaging 21 points in the past two games. The Stags' perimeter defense needs work after allowing 24 3-pointers in losses to Loyola and Marist, which shot 48 percent from outside. Fairfield is on the road for the sixth time in seven games. The team is 3-2 away from home since Christmas. Dexter Gray leads Iona with 11.4 ppg and Gary Springer is averaging 7.2 rebounds. The Stags have swept Iona in regular season play four times over the past five years. The schools have not split a season series since 1999-2000.
UP NEXT — Monday vs. Saint Peter's at Alumni Hall, 7 p.m.

More to come!

- Keith Connors

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