Who's Playing

Canisius @ Fairfield

Regular Season Records: Canisius 11-20; Fairfield 14-17

What to Know

The Canisius Golden Griffins have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Fairfield Stags and are hoping to record their first victory since Feb. 19 of last year. The Golden Griffins and Fairfield are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET March 8 at Boardwalk Hall in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney. Canisius should still be riding high after a win, while Fairfield will be looking to right the ship.

Things were close when Canisius and the Siena Saints clashed this past Saturday, but Canisius ultimately edged out the opposition 67-64. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin.

Meanwhile, the game between the Stags and the St. Peter's Peacocks this past Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Fairfield falling 57-41 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.

Fairfield's defeat took them down to 14-17 while Canisius' victory pulled them up to 11-20. We'll see if Fairfield can steal Canisius' luck or if Canisius records another win instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Boardwalk Hall -- Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Stags are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Golden Griffins, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Fairfield have won eight out of their last 13 games against Canisius.

  • Feb 14, 2022 - Fairfield 80 vs. Canisius 76
  • Dec 03, 2021 - Fairfield 74 vs. Canisius 68
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Fairfield 66 vs. Canisius 53
  • Feb 19, 2021 - Canisius 80 vs. Fairfield 69
  • Jan 26, 2020 - Fairfield 63 vs. Canisius 55
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Fairfield 46 vs. Canisius 42
  • Feb 15, 2019 - Canisius 72 vs. Fairfield 68
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Canisius 73 vs. Fairfield 68
  • Feb 12, 2018 - Canisius 81 vs. Fairfield 63
  • Feb 24, 2017 - Fairfield 58 vs. Canisius 55
  • Jan 10, 2017 - Canisius 86 vs. Fairfield 72
  • Feb 18, 2016 - Fairfield 74 vs. Canisius 71
  • Jan 29, 2016 - Fairfield 84 vs. Canisius 77