Game day

Niagara at Fairfield men

WHEN: Today, 1 WHERE: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport

RECORDS: Niagara 8-8, 4-1 MAAC; Fairfield 10-7, 2-3

SKINNY: Fairfield lost in a rematch of last season's MAAC tournament championship, falling to Loyola 63-58 in overtime on Friday. Josip Mikulic scored a personal-best 16 points while Keith Matthews added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Stags, who led for almost the entire second half. Derek Needham, Fairfield's leading scorer, was limited to just three points as the Stags made just 4-of-17 from 3-point range and 8-of-17 free throws. ... Niagara defeated Fairfield 71-67 on Jan. 5. ... Niagara is off to its best conference start in four seasons. ... The Purple Eagles defeated Saint Peter's 77-58 on Friday to stay in a first-place tie in the MAAC with a 4-1 record. ... Niagara's Juan'ya Green is averaging 22 points (57 FG percent) and five assists in the last four games.

UP NEXT: Friday at Iona, 9 (ESPNU)