Fairfield vs. Quinnipiac - 3/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (16-15) vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-20)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Fairfield -4 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The MAAC college basketball semifinals gives a surprising matchup between the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Fairfield Stags.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats rallied past Canisius 72-69 behind a 42-33 second half run that negated a six point halftime deficit. Both teams sank shots in the 45% range with Quinnipiac holding a 10-5 advantage in long balls which was decisive.
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Cameron Young paced the Bobcats offense with 17 points and eleven rebounds on 4-13 and 8-10 at the stripe with Rich Kelly adding 16 points and five assists on 7-11. Quinnipiac saw 12 points from Jacob Rigoni while Isaiah Washington chipped in with eight points on 2-10.
The Fairfield Stags punched their ticket to the conference semifinals with an impressive 90-77 victory versus the Niagara Purple Eagles. Fairfield held a 49.2%-39.7% shooting advantage including a 12-24 performance from long range.
Tyler Nelson was the Stags go to scorer with 27 points, ten rebounds and seven assists followed by Ferron Flavors Jr. with 18 points. Fairfield received 15 points and five pulls from Wassef Methnani while Jonathan Kasibabu added ten points and five yanks.
Both teams winning as underdogs in the quarterfinals is not as shocking as it seems in an always unpredictable MAAC.I suspect Fairfield will be favored to some degree but favorites are an endangered species in this postseason...