Stags Hoops Earn CollegeInsider.com Tournament and Women’s Basketball Invitational Invites

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Watch MBB at Kent State  Wednesday 7 p.m.

Watch WBB vs. St. Francis (PA)  Thursday 7 p.m.

Purchase Tickets for WBI First Round Game at Alumni Hall

 

The Fairfield University basketball teams have both advanced to postseason play, with the men’s team taking on Kent State Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Kent, Ohio, in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).  The women are hosting a first round game in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) on Thursday at Alumni Hall, welcoming St. Francis University for a 7 p.m. contest.

WATCH THE MEN’S BASKETBALL CIT GAME LIVE ON WEDNESDAY

The CIT offers video streaming of the entire tournament which can be found here. Fans can also listen on WICC 600 am, online at WICC600.com, or through the iHeartRadio app on your mobile device.  Kent State is also offering livestats of the contest.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO HOST ST. FRANCIS UNIVERSITY IN WBI THURSDAY EVENING AT ALUMNI HALL

The women’s team will host St. Francis University at Alumni Hall on Thursday night.  Tickets for the game are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and youth under the age of 12 are $5. Groups of five or more people can purchase tickets at $4 per person.  As always, Fairfield faculty and staff receive their first ticket free and Fairfield students are also free. Tickets are available for purchase through TicketLeap.

The WBI game will be streamed live from Alumni Hall through FairfieldStags.tv and will be included in the Stags all-access and women’s basketball package.  Fans can also purchase the game for a single-game fee of $8.95. As always the game will be available on WVOF 88.5 FM, online at wvof.org, or download the WVOF app.

For up to date information on the Stags postseason runs be sure to visit FairfieldStags.com often. You can also follow the Stags on Twitter, @FairfieldStags.

Stags Join MAAC’s Partnership With Jimmy Fund

MAAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President Adam Purcilly and Fairfield University SAAC representative Lorena Gullotta are currently working with the institutional SAAC’s to be involved with the Jimmy Fund. Lorena came up with a great idea to have the student-athletes write “get well” cards to patients.

The idea is to have the cards sent up to the basketball championships so that the cards can present them to the Jimmy Fund representatives at Monday’s MAAC Basketball Championship Final. The Stags went up to Springfield with cards in hand ready to brighten the day of many patients.

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Stags Will Play On Sunday After Quarterfinal Win Over Rider

The men’s basketball team knocked off second-seeded Rider University, 43-42, this evening in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Championship at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Senior Derek Needham tallied a game-high 19 points and hit crucial free throws down the stretch to propel the Stags into the semifinals. Maurice Barrow, the MAAC Sixth Player of the Year, chipped in with nine points and five boards while senior Colin Nickerson added seven rebounds and five points.The entire game was a defensive battle with neither team leading by more than four points at any point. Rookie Coleman Johnson hit a jumper in the lane to pull the Stags within 34-32 with just under five minutes left in the game. Needham then gave Fairfield the 35-34 lead with a three-pointer at 3:40 while Barrow hit a pair of free throws 34 seconds later to cap off the 7-0 run. After Rider made it a one-point game in the closing minute, Needham netted a pair of free throws with 37.1 seconds left to give Fairfield the 39-36 advantage. Needham would hit four more free throws in the final 19 seconds of the game to preserve the win for Fairfield.Fairfield will face #6 Manhattan contest in the MAAC Championship semifinals on Sunday, March 10 at 4:30pm live on ESPN3.

Spend Saturday With The Stags

Looking for a good way to spend your Saturday? Make the short drive to Springfield, Mass. for a day of basketball. Six games are on tap at the MAAC tournament, hosted by the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. You can even make a stop at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame while you are in town.

But whatever you do, make sure you are in your seat by 7:30 pm for another exciting Stags basketball game as the men’s team takes on Rider University in the MAAC Tournament quarterfinals. Good seats are still available so head over to ticketmaster.com or just buy your tickets at the box office. Either way, you can watch the Stags as they continue their run toward a MAAC title.

Go Stags!


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