Hartford, Stony Brook MBB Teams Stay Unbeaten in League Play, UMBC Earns First Win
A pair of America East men's basketball teams stayed perfect in conference play Wednesday as Hartford and Stony Brook each picked up victories, while UMBC earned its first league win.
The Hawks beat Maine, 68-61, at home, while the Seawolves beat Binghamton on the road, 62-37, and the Retrievers upended New Hampshire, 68-57, at home.
Hartford (10-6, 3-0 AE) shot 52 percent from the field en route to the win over Maine (7-9, 2-1 AE), its third straight and fifth in its last six games. Mark Nwakamma paced the Hawks, who surpassed last season's win total with the victory and improved to 3-0 in America East play for the first time since the 2002-03 season. He had 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while Jon Meshgna and Justin Edwards each had 17 points to lead the Black Bears, who had their four-game win streak stopped.
Stony Brook (11-4, 2-0 AE) won its third straight by limiting Binghamton (2-14, 0-3 AE) to season lows of 26 percent shooting and 37 points. The Seawolves, who improved on their best-ever Division I start, used a 30-7 second-half run to pull away from the Bearcats. Jameel Warney paced SBU with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, eight rebounds and three blocks.
UMBC (3-13, 1-2 AE) shot a season-best 51 percent and snapped an eight-game losing skid with its win over UNH. Ryan Cook paced four Retrievers in twin digits with 21 points and eight rebounds. Brett Roseboro (13 points), Adrian Satchell (11) and Chase Plummer (11). Patrick Konan had 19 points and seven boards to pace the Wildcats, who dropped their sixth straight.
Recent Results - Wednesday, January 9
at Hartford 68, Maine 61 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
at UMBC 68, New Hampshire 57 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
Stony Brook 62, at Binghamton 37 -- Box Score | Recap