Hartford Faces UNH on ESPN Thursday; Boston U, SBU Earn Wins Wednesday
DURHAM, N.H. -- One of America East's most experienced teams faces one of its greenest on Wednesday as the league's ESPN3 coverage continues when Hartford visits New Hampshire at Lundholm Gym at 7 p.m. Full TV schedule
Eric Frede (play-by-play) and Frank Sullivan (analyst) will have the call on ESPN3 as well as WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE. Fans can learn how to access games on all available platforms at ESPN3's FAQ page.
Both Hartford (10-9, 3-3 AE) and New Hampshire (4-13, 0-5 AE) come in trying to snap losing skids as the Hawks have dropped three straight while the Wildcats have fallen eight straight times. The Hawks will start four sophomores and a freshmen while the the Wildcats feature a fifth-year senior, three fourth-year players and a junior.
The three point line will be a focal point. Hartford has the most attempts in the league (440) and has made 152, which is second in the league, for 34.5 percent (3rd in league). UNH on the othermhand defends the three as well as anyone, ranking third nationally in three-point percentage defense, allowing only 26.2 percent.
On Wednesday, Stony Brook moved back into first place in the league standings and Boston U. stole a win at Albany.
The Seawolves (14-5, 5-1 AE) made 20-of-26 free throw attempts and held on for a 67-60 win at UMBC (4-15, 2-4 AE) for their sixth win in their last seven games. Dave Coley led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds. Ryan Cook paced UMBC with 14 points. Stony Brook sits alone in first place in the league standings at 5-1.
The Terriers (10-10, 4-3 AE) earned their fifth win in six games, an improbable 85-80 overtime win at Albany (16-5, 5-2 AE). Boston U. trailed by six with 10 seconds left but a pair of threes by D.J. Irving, the second off a steal with 2.5 seconds left, forced overtime. Boston U. then made all six of their shots in the extra session and poured in 22 points in five minutes for the win. Maurice Watson had 21 points and seven assists for the winners, while Mike Black led Albany with 20 points.