November 21, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Tyler Nelson and Jerry Johnson Jr. each scored 16 points and Fairfield converted seven of eight from the line in overtime to hold off Sacred Heart, 83-79 Saturday night for its first win in its home debut.

Marcus Gilbert knocked down a 3-pointer with 3:07 left in regulation to give the Stags (1-3) a 72-68 lead, but it was the last points Fairfield would score until overtime. Tevin Falzon hit a 3-pointer with 2:21 left to pull Sacred Heart within one and Jordan Allen hit the second of two free throws to tie the game with 1:46 left to force an extra period.

Jonathan Kasibabu and Jerome Segura both hit layups, and Johnson made a pair of free throws as Fairfield opened overtime with a 6-1 run.

Segura finished with 15 points, and Gilbert and Kasibabu each added 12 for Fairfield.

Cane Broome led Sacred Heart (1-3) with 18 points.

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