ALBANY, N.Y. -- Derek Needham scored a game-high 18 points helping Fairfield pull away to beat Siena 64-54 Monday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.
Tied 41-41 at the 10:30 mark, Fairfield took a double digit lead, 59-45, behind an 18-4 run capped by Desmond Wade's layup with 2:34 remaining. Barrow sparked the run with consecutive baskets and scored nine points during the stretch.
Siena (6-17, 4-8) cut the lead to single digits, 60-51 with just 52 seconds left, but Fairfield made four consecutive free throws to ensure the win.
The Stags shot 46.4 percent (13 of 28) in the second half compared to the Saints' 33.3 percent (10 of 30).
O.D. Anosike led the Saints with 15 points and eight rebounds.
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.