Preseason NIT - Fairfield vs Pennsylvania Recap - Fairfield Wins 62-53

Fairfield got 14 points from Derek Needham en route to a 62-53 victory over Pennsylvania on Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena.

The match was decisive in favor of Fairfield, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread.

Maurice Barrow had 10 points for Fairfield and Colin Nickerson chipped in with 10 points. Desmond Wade had 8 assists for them, while Amadou Sidibe was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Pennsylvania got a 31-point performance from Fran Dougherty, who was supported by 9 points from Miles Cartwright. Tony Hicks had 3 assists in a losing cause for Pennsylvania, while Fran Dougherty grabbed 10 rebounds.

Fairfield led at halftime, 33-28.

Pennsylvania won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-30.