Big news from Saint Peter's College! The #4 Saint Peter’s College Peacocks (19-13) used an 18-1 run to end the first half and held off the #1 Fairfield University Stags (24-7) in the second half to come away with a 62-48 victory and advance to the Championship Game of the 2011 Spark Energy MAAC Basketball Championships. This will be the Peacocks seventh appearance in the Championship Game and their first since 2006. They will face Iona in tomorrow’s game at 7:00 p.m.
“I’m really proud of our effort. Just to come in and have the confidence that we did after losing to them 12 straight times,” said Saint Peter’s Head Coach John Dunne. “They weren’t playing their best and we capitalized on that in the first half. In the second half we certainly had a let down emotionally and they were real fired up. We knew they were going to make a run. It was really tight and fortunately we were able to hit a couple of key baskets and make our free throws down the stretch.”