NCAA Game Summary - Fairfield at Austin Peay
(Saturday, December 1)
Final Score: Fairfield 74, Austin Peay 55
Clarksville, TN (Sports Network) - Derek Needham scored 12 points, leading five players in double figures, as the Fairfield Stags posted a 74-55 win over the Austin Peay Governors in non-conference play at Dave Aaron Arena.
Needham, who missed all four of his three-point attempts in the meeting, did register a game-high nine assists for the Stags (4-4) as they snapped a two- game slide. Josip Mikulic and Marcus Gilbert accounted for 11 points apiece while Desmond Wade and Maurice Barrow responded with 10 points each.
The Governors (3-4) were paced by Travis Betran who scored a game-high 17 points, followed by Will Triggs with 11 and Anthony Campbell 10 points in their second loss in the last three outings. Chris Horton added nine points eight rebounds and three blocked shots as well.
Limited to just nine made field goals in the first half, the Govs had to settle for a 36-28 deficit at the break.
In the second half Fairfield pulled away on the strength of 61.5 percent accuracy from the floor, including 4-of-9 beyond the arc, en route to the 19- point triumph.
In addition to allowing the visitors to shoot 51.7 percent from the field for the game, Austin Peay also hurt itself with 21 turnovers.
12/02 00:24:08 ET