NORFOLK, Va. -- Maurice Barrow put Fairfield ahead with a layup with 1:12 left as the Stags came back from a 10-point, second-half deficit to defeat Old Dominion 55-54 on Saturday night.
Old Dominion led 50-40 with 8:23 remaining, but the Stags tied the Monarchs at 52-all on Desmond Wade's 3-pointer with 4:11 left.
Fairfield took a 55-52 lead on Barrow's layup at 1:12 and held on for its fifth win in a row.
Old Dominion trailed 27-26 at halftime and 34-32 on Sidibe's jumper 3:27 in, but the Monarchs ran to a 50-40 advantage with Painter scoring eight points during the spurt.
Fairfield's Keith Matthews scored six points to narrow the gap to 52-47 with 5:31 remaining.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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