BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Marcus Gilbert scored 23 points, helping Fairfield to a 64-60 win over Northeastern on Sunday.
Gilbert scored 13 first-half points, and finished the game with a big 3-pointer and a pair of free throws as Fairfield (2-8) held off Northeastern (2-8).
Gilbert's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left gave Fairfield a 60-56 lead. After Northeastern closed to within two points with 6 seconds left, Gilbert sunk two free throws to extend the lead to 64-60.
Fairfield led by as many as 14 early in the second half but the Huskies erased the deficit with a 14-0 run to tie the game with 13:40 left. After the run, neither team led by more than four points for the remainder of the game.
Maurice Barrow scored 20, including 15 in the second half to help Fairfield keep pace.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.