UMass lowell hosts New Hampshire at 4:30 pm on ESPN3.
UMass lowell hosts New Hampshire at 4:30 pm on ESPN3.
Courtesy: America East Communications

UMass Lowell and UNH Clash on ESPN3 at 4:30 pm

Release: 01/26/2014

UMass Lowell (2-16, 1-6 AE) hosts New Hampshire (10-8, 4-1) at the Tsongas Center at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN3 to highlight three America East women's basketball games on Sunday.

The River Hawks are making their ESPN3 debut against the Wildcats. The two programs have not met since 1977 when UNH beat Umass Lowell, 93-35, the largest margin of defeat in River Hawk program history. UMass Lowell leads the America East in steals at 10.8 per game and blocked shots at 3.1 per game.

New Hampshire is coming off its first loss of the season at Albany, and is looking to continue to build on one of the best starts for the team this decade at 4-1 in conference play. The Wildcats boast the 19th-best scoring defense in the nation by hindering their opponents to 57.1 ppg. Furthermore, New Hampshire ranks 18th in field goal percentage defense, holding its opponents to a .352 clip.

Maine (10-9, 4-2) hosts Stony Brook (14-5, 5-1) at the Cross Insurance Center at noon. The Seawolves are coming off a win at Vermont on Thursday night where they held the Catamounts without a field goal over the final 13:37. Maine defeated UMass Lowell last time out behind six 3-pointers form Lauren Bodine.

Also on Sunday, Binghamton (4-15, 1-5) hosts Vermont (5-14, 2-4) at 2 p.m. on AmericaEast.TV to close out the schedule.

On Saturday, Hartford (7-13, 4-3) won its third-straight, using a 20-10 stretch of the final seven minutes to get past UMBC (2-17, 1-6) in Baltimore. Cherelle Moore led the Hawks with 16 points including 13 in the second half. UMBC battled back to tie the game at 45 with 7:48 left, but Hartford put the game away with an 11-2 run.