Fairfield squares up against FDU

Fairfield (7-3) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (0-8)

Rothman Center, Teaneck, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Fairfield squares up against Fairleigh Dickinson in a non-conference matchup. Fairfield easily beat William & Mary by 23 on Sunday, while Fairleigh Dickinson fell to La Salle last week, 81-55.

TEAM LEADERS: Brandon Rush is averaging 14.3 points to lead the way for the Knights. John Square Jr. has complemented Rush and is accounting for 8.4 points per game. The Stags have been led by Taj Benning, who is averaging 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds.TERRIFIC TAJ: Benning has connected on 35.5 percent of the 31 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 3 for 6 over his last three games. He’s also converted 69.2 percent of his foul shots this season.

STREAK STATS: Fairfield has scored 74 points per game and allowed 61.8 over its four-game road winning streak.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Knights have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Stags. Fairleigh Dickinson has an assist on 39 of 72 field goals (54.2 percent) across its previous three outings while Fairfield has assists on 39 of 85 field goals (45.9 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Fairfield is rated first among MAAC teams with an average of 77 points per game.


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