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Game days: Fairfield women, SHU men, SHU women

Published 6:20 pm, Friday, January 11, 2013
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Game days

Niagara at Fairfield women

WHEN: Saturday, 2

WHERE: Alumni Hall, Fairfield

RECORDS: Niagara 7-7, 2-1 MAAC; Fairfield 8-6, 2-1

SKINNY: Fairfield wraps up a stretch of four games in nine days. In addition, Fairfield will celebrate the anniversary of Title IX and the 1974-75 squad, the first Stags women's basketball team to compete at the varsity level. In recognition, all women and girls will receive $1 admission to the game. There will also be a reception to follow at 4 in the Kelley Center. Saturday is also Youth Basketball Day and all youth basketball players (12-under) wearing their team jersey will get a $1 ticket. ... Senior Katelyn Linney has had solid success against Niagara, averaging 11.0 points and 1.7 steals in six games. Senior Brittany MacFarlane is a career 53.6 percent shooter against the Purple Eagles, averaging 6.0 points while grabbing 5.5 rebounds per game. ... The Purple Eagles won their second straight game on Thursday night, defeating Saint Peter's 54-46 in Jersey City, N.J. Junior Lauren Gatto posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds while sophomore guard Meghan McGuinness had 16 points and seven rebounds. Gatto is averaging 13.7 points, tying her for fifth in the MAAC. She is also Niagara's leading rebounder, grabbing 6.1 boards per game.

UP NEXT: Jan. 18 at Iona, 6 (ESPN3).Looking Ahead: Fairfield is then off until January 18 when it travels to Iona College for a 6pm contest that will air live on ESPN3.

Sacred Heart men at Quinnipiac

WHEN: Saturday, 3

WHERE: TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden

RECORDS: Sacred Heart 4-10, 2-1 NEC; Quinnipiac 5-9, 1-2

SKINNY: The Pioneers saw a 10-point second-half lead disappear in falling at Central Connecticut Thursday 82-78. SHU got matching 22-point games from junior Shane Gibson and redshirt sophomore Steve Glowiak but the Blue Devils scored 56 points and shot 51.5 percent (17-33) in the second half for the comeback win. ... The Bobcats are looking to bounce back after suffering a 103-95 loss at Bryant on Thursday. Quinnipiac is 2-5 at home this season.

UP NEXT: Thursday at Robert Morris, 7

Sacred Heart women at Quinnipiac

WHEN: Saturday, noon

WHERE: TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden

RECORDS: Quinnipiac 11-2, 2-0 NEC; Sacred Heart 9-5, 1-1

SKINNY: The defending NEC champion Pioneers face off with the NEC's preseason favorite Bobcats. The Pioneers are coming off a 61-47 win over LIU Brooklyn, which featured a 17-0 second-half run. Senior Morgan Merriman collected the second double-double of her career, posting 20 points while pulling down 10 boards. ... Gabrielle Washington leads the team averaging 16.5 points. ... The Bobcats have won three straight, including a 73-52 victory over St. Francis, N.Y., on Monday and are off to their best start since the 2007-8 season. They are ranked 15th in the latest College Insider Top-25 Mid-Major Poll, their best ranking since joining NCAA Division I. They are also ranked 15th in the nation with a turnover margin of plus-6.83 a game.

UP NEXT: Monday at Central Connecticut, 7

-- STAFF REPORTS

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