MAAC Tournament - Saint Peter's vs Fairfield Wrap - Fairfield Wins 54-47
Derek Needham scored 24 points leading Fairfield to a 54-47 victory over Saint Peter's at MassMutual Center on Friday.
Fairfield did not, however, defeat Saint Peter's against the spread, which closed at 8.5 at most sportsbooks.
Maurice Barrow had 9 points for Fairfield and Amadou Sidibe chipped in with 6 points. Derek Needham had 3 assists for them, while Amadou Sidibe was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Saint Peter's got 13 points from Desi Washington in a losing cause and another 9 points from Blaise Ffrench. Chris Burke contributed 3 assists for them, while Yvon Raymond had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Fairfield were victorious, as the score was 27-26 at the break.
Fairfield won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-23.