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11/13/2012 7:28 PM EST
Tough defense propels Fairfield over Penn 62-53
FAIRFIELD 62, PENN 53
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Derek Needham scored 14 points and
Fairfield held Pennsylvania to 35.8 percent (19 of 53) from the
field in the Stags' 62-53 win Tuesday night in a nonconference
Maurice Barrow and Colin Nickerson posted 10 points apiece and
Keith Matthews chipped in eight for Fairfield in the second
round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Barrow gave Fairfield (2-1) its first lead, 2-0, with his
game-opening layup and the Stags did not look back, extending
their lead to as much as 19-8 in the first half.
Penn (1-2) cut the deficit to 33-32 in the second half but
Fairfield used a 12-2 run - capped off by a Nickerson layup - to
go ahead 45-35 with 10:15 left to play.
Fran Doughety led Penn with 31 points and 10 rebounds and Miles
Cartwright had nine but no other Quaker managed over three
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