The college basketball season is underway and the Fairfield Stags are ready to make their mark in the always tough Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. When the Stags hit the floor there is no better place in the country to be than inside Webster Bank Arena, the Fairfield, Connecticut home of the Stags. Fairfield is off to a decent start this season, beating CCSU in their opener before succumbing to a Duke Blue Devils team that is among the best in the nation. Head coach Sydney Johnson will be looking to get production from Coleman Johnson and Amadou Sidibe up front whileMarcus Gilbert has been a stud, leading the team in scoring and assists and is second in rebounding. Continued play like this from Gilbert and company could help make the Stags one of the toughest teams to beat in the MAAC. This could very well be the season that the Stags make their return to the NCAA Tournament after being left out of the field since 1997. Be sure to get your tickets for all of the Stags' biggest games from StubHub as soon as possible so you can get the best seats in the house to cheer on Fairfield.
In hoping to accomplish their goal of making their way back to the NCAA Tournament this season the Stags will have their work cut out for them as they take on several of the best teams in all of college hoops. The Fairfield Stags have home games at Webster Bank Arena against the Wofford Terriers, the Sam Houston State Bearkats, the South Dakota Coyotes, the Belmont Bruins, and the Bucknell Bison before MAAC play even starts. Once conference play gets underway the Stags will host the Manhattan Jaspers, Siena Saints, the Rider Broncs, the Marist Red Foxes, the Canisius Golden Griffins, the Monmouth Hawks, the Iona Gaels, the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the Niagara Purple Eagles, and the St. Peters Peacocks. There are plenty of opportunities to come out and support the Fairfield Stags at Webster Bank Arena this season, just pick out the games you can attend and get cheer on the Stags.
Fairfield Stags Basketball History
The Fairfield Stags have had a basketball team since 1946 and have experienced their fair share of success. They have won five regular season conference championships along with three MAAC Tournament championships and participated in the NCAA Division I Tournament three times.
Attending a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the best student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in the Webster Bank Arena for a Fairfield Stags home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Stags' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave the Webster Bank Arena you will want to immediately start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Stags.
Fairfield Stags Basketball Conference
The Fairfield Stags play basketball in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, or the MAAC, which is one of the top mid major conferences in the country and has had teams go on to score some big time upsets in the NCAA Tournament. The conference is made up of eleven teams: the Canisius Golden Griffins, the Fairfield Stags, the Iona Gaels, the Manhattan Jaspers, the Marist Red Foxes, the Monmouth Hawks, the Niagara Purple Eagles, the Rider Broncs, the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the St. Peter's Peacocks, and the Sienna Hens. The MAAC conference tournament is always one of the most exciting conference tournaments of the year as every team knows they need to win the tournament in order to get a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Last season Iona emerged as champs after going 17-3 in conference play and you can be sure that this season every other team in the MAAC will be looking to take them down.
The Stags have been to the NCAA Tournament a total of six times, three times while playing at the Division II level and three times at the Division I level.