Fairfield tops LIU Brooklyn 76-72 to end three-game slide

NEW YORK (AP) Jerome Segura scored 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and handed out six assists to help Fairfield turn back LIU Brooklyn 76-72 on Sunday to snap a three-game skid.

Tyler Nelson topped the Stags (4-5) with 17 points, but he made just 6 of 18 shots from the floor, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range. Ferron Flavors Jr. came off the bench to score 12 for Fairfield, which heads home after a season-long seven-game road trip. The Stags haven’t played a home game since Nov. 14. Flavors helped the Stags reserves outscore their counterparts 21-0.

Joel Hernandez led the Blackbirds (4-7) with 23 points and nine rebounds. Raiquan Clark added 19 points and seven boards, Jashaun Agosto scored 14 and Julian Batts chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Flavors buried a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute of the first half to give Fairfield a 36-35 lead at the break.

Hernandez hit two free throws with 1:13 left in the game to pull LIU Brooklyn within 71-69, but Jonathan Kasibabu and Flavors hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 29 seconds to preserve the victory.