Preseason NIT - Fairfield Defeats Fordham 74-71 - Recap

Desmond Wade went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds leading Fairfield over Fordham, 74-71, on Tuesday at Stabler Arena.

Fairfield won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread.

Fairfield got 10 points from Amadou Sidibe and another 9 points from Maurice Barrow. Desmond Wade contributed 3 assists, while Amadou Sidibe cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Fordham got 22 points from Branden Frazier in a losing cause and another 17 points from Jeffrey Short. Branden Frazier contributed 7 assists for them, while Ryan Canty had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Fairfield were victorious, as the score was 40-37 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Fairfield as they grabbed 33 boards, while Fordham only had 27.