JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Derek Needham scored 18 points to lead Fairfield over Saint Peter's 70-69 in overtime on Sunday.
The Stags (20-5, 13-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led 59-55 after a 3-pointer from Needham with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation. A layup from Steven Samuels and another from Wesley Jenkins with 18 seconds left tied the score at 59, sending the game into OT.
Fairfield shot 9 of 10 from the free-throw line in overtime (90 percent) and led throughout. The Peacocks (15-11, 10-5) went 1 for 8 from the floor and 8 of 12 from the line in overtime.