Gerald Brown leads Loyola, Md., to 64-59 win over Fairfield

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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.

Brett Harvey added 16 points and Michael Tuck had 14 points and eight rebounds in the win.

The fourth-seeded Greyhounds (19-13) will face Siena 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.

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Jonathan Han Jonathan Han
5-13,  14 Pts
0 Rebs, 8 Assists
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Michael Tuck Michael Tuck
5-12,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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