Recap: Fairfield vs. Penn
Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) - Derek Needham totaled 14 points to lead the Fairfield Stags to a 62-53 decision over the Penn Quakers in the first- ever meeting between the schools at the South Regional consolation game of the NIT Preseason Tip-Off.
Maurice Barrow and Colin Nickerson added 10 points apiece for the Stags (2-1), who lost to Virginia on Monday.
Fran Dougherty poured in a career-high 31 points to go with 10 rebounds for the Quakers (1-2), who fell to Delaware one day prior.
Fairfield limited Penn to 33.3 percent shooting in the first half and led 33-28 at the break.
Dougherty's layup early in the second half pulled the Quakers within one, but the Stags pulled away for good with a 12-2 run, ending on Nickerson's lay-in just prior to the midway point which provided a 45-34 advantage.
Penn was only able to close the gap to nine thereafter.Game Notes