Fairfield vs Saint Joseph's Final: 60-57 - Recap
|Fairfield vs Saint Joseph's Final: 60-57 - Recap|
Fairfield got 24 points from Derek Needham en route to a 60-57 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday at Hagan Arena.
Bettors who backed Fairfield were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 10.5 at sportsbooks.
Amadou Sidibe had 10 points for Fairfield and Marcus Gilbert chipped in with 8 points. Derek Needham had 5 assists for them, while Amadou Sidibe was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Saint Joseph's got 19 points from Ronald Roberts, Jr. in a losing cause and another 15 points from Langston Galloway. C.J. Aiken contributed 4 assists for them, while Ronald Roberts, Jr. had 11 rebounds.
Fairfield led at halftime, 28-27.
The rebound battle favored Saint Joseph's as they grabbed 36 boards, while Fairfield only had 33.