March 8, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)--Gerald Brown scored 18 points, including the clinching dunk in the final seconds, as Loyola, Md., beat Fairfield, 64-59, in the quarterfinal round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Saturday.
The fourth-seeded Greyhounds (19-13) will face the winner of the Manhattan-Siena matchup in Sunday?s semifinals.
Jonathan Han scored 14 points and had eight assists for Fairfield. Warren Edney added 11.
Loyola watched an 18-point edge early in the second half dwindle to a 50-48 lead with 10:25 to play after a 10-1 Fairfield run.
The Stags twice got within three over the final 10 minutes but were unable to take the lead. Brown drove the lane for a dunk with 16.9 seconds to give Loyola its decisive five-point advantage.