BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Maurice Barrow came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points and grab 10 rebounds as Fairfield defeated Rider 69-59 Friday night for a sweep of their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season series.
The junior forward earned his second double-double this season for the Stags (13-10, 5-6) and both have come against the Broncs. He had 13 points and 10 rebounds in Fairfield's 65-62 win at Rider on Dec. 9.
Rider (11-12, 6-5) rallied from a 35-30 halftime deficit for a 44-44 tie with 10:59 left before a 14-4 run, including 10 points by Barrow, put the Stags ahead 58-48 with 5:28 remaining.
Fairfield, which won its third straight, was sharp at the free-throw line, making 22 of 25. Barrow made 9 of 9 and Derek Needham, who finished with 15 points, made 6 of 6.
Daniel Stewart scored 22 points to lead Rider, which lost its third straight.
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.