The men’s basketball team advanced to the MAAC Tournament quarterfinals with a 54-47 win over Saint Peter’s University. The Stags will play second-seeded Rider University in the next round. The game will tip-off at 7:30 pm on Saturday night at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
Derek Needham scored a game-high 24 points in the victory, netting four three pointers and eight field goals overall. Amadou Sidibe tied his career-high with 13 rebounds and added six points with a pair of steals. Colin Nickerson played a solid defensive game with three steals.
Fairfield erased a seven-point deficit in the second half by going on a 15-2 run that enabled the Stags to gain control of the game. Saint Peter’s made just one of 13 field goal attempts during that run.