WORCESTER, Mass. -- Yorel Hawkins scored 13 of his 15 points after halftime and Fairfield used a big second half to defeat Holy Cross 71-60 on Sunday.
Tied at 29 at halftime, the Stags (7-3) shot 53.8 percent after the break (14 of 26) and outscored Holy Cross 42-31 in the second half.
The Crusaders turned the ball over 10 times in the second half, leading to 13 points as they fell to 0-8 for the first time in school history.
Holy Cross led 34-29 47 seconds into the second half, and was outscored 10-2 over the next 2:50. Derek Needham, who finished with 11 points and six assists, capped the run on a 3-pointer to put the Stags up 39-36 with 16:23 remaining. Fairfield wouldn't trail the rest of the way.
Ryan Olander scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds for Fairfield.