MAAC Tournament - Fairfield vs Rider Recap - Fairfield Wins 43-42
Fairfield got 19 points from Derek Needham as they ran past Rider 43-42 on Saturday at MassMutual Center.
Bettors who backed Fairfield were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 2.
Fairfield got 9 points from Maurice Barrow and another 5 points from Colin Nickerson. Derek Needham contributed 2 assists, while Colin Nickerson cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Rider got 12 points from Jonathon Thompson in a losing cause and another 9 points from Anthony Myles. Jonathon Thompson contributed 0 assists for them, while Daniel Stewart had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Fairfield were victorious, as the score was 18-14 at the break.
Rider had a 42-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.