Rider 59
Fairfield 69
Date of game: 2/1/2013

Recap: Fairfield vs. Rider

Bridgeport, CT (Sports Network) - Maurice Barrow hung up a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds to carry the Fairfield Stags to a 69-59 win over the Rider Broncs in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Webster Bank Arena.

Derek Needham added 15 points for Fairfield (13-10, 5-6 MAAC) which has won three straight.

Daniel Stewart had 22 points and Jonathon Thompson chipped in 10 for Rider (11-12, 6-5) which has lost three straight.

Although they shot just 37 percent from the floor in the opening period, the Stags led 35-30 at the break by knocking down 13-of-15 shots from the free-throw line.

In the second half the Stags heated up to 54.5 percent shooting which was enough to hold off the Broncs who had just nine field goals in the period.

Fairfield forced 17 turnovers which it converted into 17 points. The Stags also had a 17-8 edge in second chance points.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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