Overall Rank: #140
Conference Rank: #4 Metro Atlantic
After the top five in the final rankings, there were a few schools that hovered around the .500 mark for most of the season, only to come out on the short end so to speak. But that doesn’t mean that this season was a complete failure for teams such as LIU, Fairfield and Yale. The Blackbirds finished dead even at 15-15, their first non-losing record 1997-98.
Here’s a quick preview of the ESPNU O’Reilly Bracket Busters games this weekend that will not be shown on television involving northeast teams. In most cases, the organizers of this event have done a better job of limiting the travel for non-television games, with the exception of UC Davis visiting Loyola (MD) among games involving northeast leagues. Bracket Busters, originally put together to provide schools in non-BCS leagues one last opportunity to add to their resume, now involves some 100 schools from sixteen conferences.
Niagara @ Appalachian State (Saturday, 1 PM)
Team of the Week: Fordham
Results: W 76-72 @ Massachusetts, W 53-51 vs. Charlotte
Team of the Week: Fairfield
Results: W 66-61 @ Manhattan, W 68-59 vs. Iona
7. Fairfield (2006-07 Record: 13-19, 10-8 MAAC)
Head coach: Ed Cooley
Returning Starters: 4- G Jonathan Han (junior): 6-0, 160; G Devin Johnson (sophomore): 6-4, 200; F Greg Nero (sophomore): 6-7, 215; F Anthony Johnson (sophomore): 6-8, 215.