Scores

Final

Fairfield 31

(17-13, 9-8 MAAC)

Manhattan 34

(12-16, 9-8 MAAC)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

9:00 PM ET, March 1, 2013

Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, New York

1 2 T
FAIR 19 1231
MAN 18 1634

Top Performers

Fairfield: C. Nickerson 7 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast

Manhattan: S. Richards 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

Manhattan 34, Fairfield 31

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Manhattan's Shane Richards was the only player in double figures as the Jaspers edged Fairfield 34-31 Friday night in the second-lowest combined scoring game since the 3-point line was instituted in 1986.

The record is 62 points -Princeton 41-21 over Monmouth (N.J.) on Dec. 14, 2005.

The game broke the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record for fewest combined points (Saint Peter's defeated Manhattan 44-36 on Feb. 23, 1982).

Manhattan (12-16, 9-8), which has won seven of its last nine, trailed 19-18 at halftime in the game between the league's top defensive teams.

RaShawn Stores' 3-pointer with 1:27 left pushed the Jaspers ahead 32-31.

Fairfield shot 26.7 percent (12 of 45); Manhattan 25.5 percent (12 of 47).

Richards scored 11 points while Rhamel Brown blocked five shots to set Manhattan's single-season record with 87.

Marcus Gilbert's nine points led the Stags (17-13, 9-8), who also lost to Manhattan 62-40 Feb. 12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAIR
MAN
Points 31 34
FG Made-Attempted 12-45 (.267) 12-47 (.255)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 5-15 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 1-2 (.500) 5-10 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 4

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Feb 9, 2013 MAN @ FAIR1:00 PM ET
Feb 12, 2013 MAN 62, @FAIR 40Recap
» Mar 1, 2013 @MAN 34, FAIR 31Recap
Mar 10, 2013 @MAN 60, FAIR 42Recap

Research Notes

From Elias: Manhattan scored 34 points on Friday.... and beat Fairfield 34-31. It is the fewest points by a D-I team in a win since Oregon State beat Oregon 29-23 on March 15, 1984.

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