Friday, February 29, 2008

Live from the Harbor: Fairfield vs. Manhattan

A couple pre-game notes as the Stags take on Manhattan for the second time this season. Fairfield picked up a 66-61 victory at Draddy Gym on Feb. 8, the second in the Stags current six-game winning streak.

Fairfield will look to post a seven game win streak for the second straight year with a win tonight and would move to .500 overall on the season.

The Stags are coming off of a 60-51 win against Drexel in Philadelphia during the BracketBuster event.

Starting tonight for Fairfield:

C Anthony Johnson
PF Marty O'Sullivan
SF Warren Edney
SG Herbie Allen
PG Jon Han

Manhattan starts:

PG Chris Smith
SG Antoine Pearson
SF Rashad GReen
PF Devon Austin
C Laurence Joliecoeur

Keys to victory for Fairfield:

  1. Hold the Jaspers offense to 50-60 points: The Stags are 5-1 when holding opponents under 50 points in agame, including last time out against Drexel. St. Francis, who beat the Stags 55-51 is the only loss.
  2. Look for high percentage shots: The Stags offense works best when Fairfield wears down the defense, takes time off the shot clock and makes the best shot when it matters. Han and Edney will be key tonight doing that.
  3. Marty O' and Peanut: The Stags will need O'Sullivan and Anthony Johnson to use their power inside against a weak front line for Manhattan.
For in-game coverage click on the Men's Basketball link on the right side of the page.
-Tom Cleary

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