Saturday, January 26, 2008

Niagara Preview

The Stags are facing an extremely tough match-up tomorrow as they play Niagara Purple Eagles at the Arena at Harbor Yard. At 6-3, the Purple Eagles sit one spot ahead of Fairfield in the MAAC standings. The Stags will move into a tie with Niagara with a win.

Every MAAC team has played at least nine game so far (except for Loyola and Manhattan who played each other in their tenth conference game of the season earlier today) and currently six of the ten teams are above .500, each with a legitimate shot at the regular season title.

Niagara has been up and down all season, led by Charron Fisher, who averages 27 points per game, the third highest total in the country. Fisher is 6-4 and plays power forward in a line-up that includes three guards.

Fairfield needs Jon Han to play the point as well as he has the past two games. Han averages 5.8 assists per game, tops in the MAAC and as Coach Cooley said after the St. Peter's game, when Han plays well the Stags win.

The Stags need to win at home to compete for the top spots in the MAAC, because they still face tough road games in Buffalo and at Rider.

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