Stonehill 61, Fairfield 60
With that in mind, there is a precedent -- also set last year with Syracuse, which lost to LeMoyne before eventually earning a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance -- for teams suffering humilating defeats like the one Fairfield suffered tonight.
But if Ed Cooley and Co. wanted to keep the buzz going into Saturday's opener against Sacred Heart, losing to Cooley's alma matter tonight at the Arena at Harbor Yard probably wasn't the best idea.
The most alarming stat for a team that's supposed to have good low-post play? The Stags were outrebounded 39-34.
If you're not on high blood pressure medication and think you can survive looking at it, here's the box score.
Anyone up for MAAC hoops chatter?
In addition to the regular Rider game chats, I'm pleased to announce I'll be co-hosting a live MAAC chat every Wednesday morning along with Troy Record Siena beat writer Andy Santillo.
The chat will be live every week at 11 a.m. both here and on Andy's On the Sidelines blog.