Hello, and welcome to the Mirror Sports Blog's coverage of Fairfield Men's Basketball! Tonight, the Stags take on the Siena Saints, the preseason favorite to win the MAAC conference. Tonight marks Fairfield's start of the in-conference schedule. This is the ninth straight season that the Stags have opened the MAAC schedule at home.
For Siena, they come in after an emotional win over UAlbany in the "Albany Cup". The Saints are a talented team that boasts plenty of experience and even more depth. In case you were unaware, they took down Stanford University early this season. Enough said.
For Fairfield, head coach Ed Cooley is hopeful that his Stags can bounce back from a tough overtime loss to Yale. Jon Han and the veterans on this team need to step up and provide leadership on the court, as turnovers and sloppy defense has cost Fairfield several games over their recent four-game losing streak.
Stay tuned for tip-off!
- Keith Connors