Caver scores 30 in ODU’s 82-77 OT win over Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Ahmad Caver scored a career-high 30 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and Old Dominion beat Fairfield 82-77 on Sunday for the Monarchs’ third straight win.

Tyler Nelson made two free throws to tie the game at 65-all with six seconds left in regulation and gave the Stags a one-point lead early in overtime before Caver’s 3-pointer. Randy Haynes scored nine points in overtime for the Monarchs (8-3), including a putback after an offensive rebound for a 78-72 lead with 41 seconds to go.

Caver was 10-of-25 shooting overall but better from 3-point range at 7 of 14. Haynes finished with 16 points and BJ Stith 11. Brandan Stith added 13 points and grabbed nine of Old Dominion’s 50 rebounds. The Monarchs had a 21-4 advantage on the offensive glass and outscored the Stags in the paint 36-12.

Nelson led the Stags (4-6) with 26 points, including eight in overtime. Matija Milin added 16 points and Ferron Flavors Jr. 11.

The lead changed seven times with neither team going up by double figures.