2010–11 Fairfield Stags men's basketball team

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2010–11 Fairfield Stags men's basketball
MAAC Regular Season Champions
NIT, Second Round
Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2010–11 record 25–8 (15–3 MAAC)
Head coach Ed Cooley
Assistant coach Bob Simon
Assistant coach Brian Blaney
Assistant coach Carmen Maciariello
Home arena Webster Bank Arena
Seasons
2010–11 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Fairfield 15 3   .833     25 8   .758
Rider 13 5   .722     23 11   .676
Iona 13 5   .722     25 12   .676
Saint Peter's 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Loyola 10 8   .556     15 15   .500
Canisius 9 9   .500     15 15   .500
Siena 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Niagara 5 13   .278     9 23   .281
Marist 3 15   .167     7 26   .212
Manhattan 3 15   .167     6 27   .182
2011 MAAC Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Fairfield Stags men's basketball team represented Fairfield University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Stags, led by 5th year head coach Ed Cooley, played their home games at Webster Bank Arena and are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Stags finished the season 25–8, 15–3 in MAAC play and were MAAC regular season champions for the first time since 1986. They lost in the semifinals of the 2011 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament to Saint Peter's. As regular season champions who failed to win their conference tournament, they earned an automatic bid to the 2011 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Colorado State in the first round before falling in the second round to Kent State.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
3 Derek Needham Guard 5–11 180 Sophomore Dolton, Illinois
4 Yorel Hawkins Forward 6–5 207 Senior Apex, North Carolina
10 Desmond Wade Guard 5–8 150 Junior Linden, New Jersey
11 Lyndon Jordan Guard 6–2 180 Senior Winder, Georgia
12 Sean Crawford Guard 5–10 150 Junior Laurelton, New York
13 Gary Martin Guard 6–2 180 Junior Cleveland, Ohio
15 Maurice Barrow Forward 6–5 210 Freshman St. Albans, New York
21 Rakim Sanders Guard/Forward 6–5 228 Senior Pawtucket, Rhode Island
22 Warren Edney Forward 6–5 204 Senior Vienna, Virginia
23 Jamel Fields Guard 6–1 175 Freshman Albany, New York
25 Colin Nickerson Guard 6–3 150 Sophomore Waukegan, Illinois
34 Ryan Olander Forward 7–0 220 Senior Mansfield, Connecticut
40 Kristian Petric Forward 6–6 205 Senior Mahwah, New Jersey
41 Keith Matthews Forward 6–5 200 Freshman Sebastian, Florida
44 Greg Nero Forward 6–7 215 Senior Red Hook, New York

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/1/10*
7:30 PM
Bridgeport W 78–54 
Webster Bank Arena (NA)
Bridgeport, CT
11/8/10*
7:30 PM
Stonehill L 60–61 
Webster Bank Arena (NA)
Bridgeport, CT
Regular Season
11/13/10*
4:00 PM
vs. Sacred Heart W 62–45  1–0
Mohegan Sun Arena (3,829)
Uncasville, CT
11/15/10*
7:30 PM
at Rutgers L 53–68  1–1
Louis Brown Athletic Center (3,810)
Piscataway, NJ
11/19/10*
7:30 PM
at Penn State L 49–64  1–2
Bryce Jordan Center (4,177)
University Park, PA
11/23/10*
7:30 PM
Saint Joseph's L 51–60  1–3
Webster Bank Arena (2,214)
Bridgeport, CT
11/26/10*
5:15 PM
vs. Norfolk State
Philly Hoop Group Classic
W 91–56  2–3
The Palestra (NA)
Philadelphia, PA
12/2/10*
7:00 PM
at Savannah State W 41–39  3–3
Tiger Arena (688)
Savannah, GA
12/5/10
3:30 PM
Loyola (MD) W 65–55  4–3 (1–0)
Webster Bank Arena (1,898)
Bridgeport, CT
12/7/10*
7:00 PM
Howard W 72–52  5–3
Alumni Hall (1,898)
Fairfield, CT
12/10/10
7:00 PM
at Siena W 72–55  6–3 (2–0)
Times Union Center (6,953)
Albany, NY
12/12/10*
4:00 PM
at Holy Cross W 71–60  7–3
Hart Center (1,077)
Worcester, MA
12/20/10*
7:30 PM
Vermont W 67–59  8–3
Webster Bank Arena (2,472)
Bridgeport, CT
12/28/10*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Florida  Cancelled** 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
12/31/10*
4:00 PM
Army W 68–61  9–3
Alumni Hall (2,012)
Fairfield, CT
1/3/11
7:30 PM
Niagara W 70–48  10–3
(3–0)
Webster Bank Arena (1,794)
Bridgeport, CT
1/7/11
7:30 PM
at Marist W 59–44  11–3
(4–0)
McCann Field House (1,629)
Poughkeepsie, NY
1/9/11
1:00 PM
Saint Peter's W 70–43  12–3
(5–0)
Webster Bank Arena (2,883)
Bridgeport, CT
1/14/11
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Loyola (MD) L 65–66  12–4
(5–1)
Reitz Arena (1,712)
Baltimore, MD
1/17/11
7:00 PM
at Rider W 65–57  13–4
(6–1)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,517)
Lawrenceville, NJ
1/21/11
7:00 PM, MSG
at Canisius W 67–60  14–4
(7–1)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,353)
Buffalo, NY
1/23/11
2:00 PM
at Niagara W 57–49  15–4
(8–1)
Gallagher Center (1,327)
Lewiston, NY
1/28/11
7:30 PM
Manhattan W 61–59  16–4
(9–1)
Webster Bank Arena (3,276)
Bridgeport, CT
1/31/11
7:00 PM, MSG
Canisius W 70–55  17–4
(10–1)
Webster Bank Arena (1,608)
Bridgeport, CT
2/4/11
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Iona W 89–56  18–4
(11–1)
Webster Bank Arena (4,094)
Bridgeport, CT
2/6/11
2:00 PM
Rider L 82–64  18–5
(11–2)
Webster Bank Arena (2,183)
Bridgeport, CT
2/11/11
7:00 PM
at Manhattan W 65–56  19–5
(12–2)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,634)
Riverdale, NY
2/13/11
2:00 PM
at Saint Peter's W 70–69 OT 20–5
(13–2)
Yanitelli Center (1,967)
Jersey City, NJ
2/16/11
7:30 PM
Marist W 61–54  21–5
(14–2)
Webster Bank Arena (1,596)
Bridgeport, CT
2/19/11*
1:00 PM, ESPNU
Austin Peay
ESPNU BracketBusters
W 76–69  22–5
Webster Bank Arena (3,942)
Bridgeport, CT
2/25/11
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Siena W 68–55  23–5
(15–2)
Webster Bank Arena (5,287)
Bridgeport, CT
2/27/11
3:30 PM
at Iona L 69–74  23–6
(15–3)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,611)
New Rochelle, NY
MAAC Tournament
3/5/11
4:30 PM
Marist
Quarterfinals
W 55–31  24–6
Webster Bank Arena (5,235)
Bridgeport, CT
3/6/11
2:00 PM
Saint Peter's
Semifinals
L 48–62  24–7
Webster Bank Arena (9,000)
Bridgeport, CT
2011 NIT
3/15/11*
9:00 PM, ESPN3
at Colorado State
First Round
W 62–60  25–7
Moby Arena (3,202)
Fort Collins, CO
3/20/11*
12:30 PM, ESPNU
Kent State
Second Round
L 68–72  25–8
Webster Bank Arena (3,954)
Bridgeport, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time
**The game on Dec. 28 against Florida was canceled due to a heavy snowstorm that prevented Fairfield from traveling to Gainesville.

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