Fairfield 76, Austin Peay 69
Derek Needham scored 19 points and Colin Nickerson added 17 to
lead Fairfield over Austin Peay 76-69 on Saturday.
The Stags (22-5) outscored Austin Peay 22-8 in the paint and
scored 18 points off 12 first-half turnovers en route to a 34-29
With the score tied at 58 and less than 6 minutes to go, Needham
sparked a 17-7 run with a 3-pointer followed by a layup with 5:01
left to play. Two free throws from Nickerson with 38 seconds
remaining ended the run and sealed the win for Fairfield.
TyShwan Edmondson scored 29 points to lead the Governors
(17-12), who allowed 35 points off 25 turnovers. Will Triggs added
12 points and 10 rebounds.
Ryan Olander scored 11 points and Keith Matthews had 10 for the
Stags, who have won four straight and 21 of their past 23 games
after starting the year 1-3.
Nickerson also added eight rebounds and seven steals.