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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.