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Albany (NY) pulls away from Fairfield 58-50
ALBANY 58, FAIRFIELD 50
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Sam Rowley and John Puk scored 13
points apiece as Albany (N.Y.) pulled away from Fairfield for a
58-50 nonconference win Saturday.
The Great Danes (20-9), who have won four of their last six
games, reached 20 wins for the first time since 2006-07 and for
the third time in their Division I program history.
Trailing 16-15, Albany pulled ahead with a 7-0 run. The Great
Danes then expanded their 27-24 halftime lead with another 7-0
burst to open the second half. Puk scored five points in the
spree, and the Stags could get no closer than five the rest of
Albany, of the America East Conference, recorded 11 steals,
surpassing 10 steals for only the second time this season. The
Great Danes outrebounded Fairfield 33-25.
Derek Needham's 15 points led the Stags (17-12), of the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference, who came in on a two-game winning
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