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Oakland holds off late Fairfield rally for 87-86 win

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Xavier Hill-Mais scored 21 points and Karmari Newman added a career-best 19 as Oakland held off a late charge by Fairfield to take an 87-86 victory on Thursday night.

Jaevin Cumberland made two free throws for Oakland's final points to take an 87-81 lead with 2:17 remaining. Jesus Cruz answered with two free throws before Felix Lemetti drained a 3-pointer to pull Fairfield within 87-86 with 55 seconds left. Cruz pulled down the rebound after Braden Norris missed two free throws and the Stags had a chance to win it with 16 seconds remaining. Lemetti missed a runner in the lane as time expired.

The Stags, who were behind 43-42 at the break, trailed by 18 in the second half before they mounted their comeback. Oakland's Cumberland, who finished with 17 points, nailed three straight treys to start the second half on a 19-2 run.

Norris added nine points and nine assists for Oakland (4-5)

Neftali Alvarez had 21 points and Jonathan Kasibabu added 17 with 12 rebounds for Fairfield (2-7), which has lost six of its last seven games. The Stags were within three points in those six losses, except for one game.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Oakland 4-5 434487
home team logo Fairfield 2-7 424486
Team Stats
away team logo Oakland 4-5 78.4 PPG 31.1 RPG 19.3 APG
home team logo Fairfield 2-7 72.3 PPG 29.9 RPG 12.5 APG
Key Players
14
X. Hill-Mais 24.5 PPG 5.9 RPG 1.6 APG 57.1 FG%
25
L. Taliaferro 14.3 PPG 2.3 RPG 1.1 APG 43.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB