UNH's Win At Stony Brook Highlights Saturday's Results
New Hampshire did something no America East team had done in over three years Saturday, as the Wildcats won at Stony Brook, ending the Seawolves 23-game home court win streak in conference play. Also Saturday, Binghamton, Hartford and UMass Lowell posted wins.
UNH (6-17, 4-6 AE) hit 14 three pointers, one off its season high, en route to a 73-69 win at Stony Brook (17-8, 9-2 AE). Daniel Dion, who had 13 points off the bench, hit the deciding trey with 15 seconds left to put the Wildcats up by two. UNH forced a jump ball on Stony Brook's possession and had the arrow. Jordan Bronner calmly canned two free throws to seal UNH's third win in five games. Chris Pelcher had a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards for UNH. Carson Puriefoy returned after missing three games due to injury and had 18 points off the bench to lead Stony Brook.
Binghamton (5-19, 2-9 AE) snapped its eight-game losing skid with a 73-58 win over Maine (5-18, 3-8 AE). The Bearcats outscored the Black Bears by 14 in the second half. Jordan Reed had his second-straight monster game, going for 20 points, 16 rebounds and four steals. Roland Brown added a career-high 17 points, while Till Gloger and Troy Reid-Knight each had 15 points to lead Maine.
Hartford (11-14, 5-5 AE) snapped a three-game losing skid and beat Albany (12-12, 6-5 AE) for the first time in seven tries, a 67-54 win. The Hawks shot 52 percent as a team and hit 12-of-23 three-point attempts en route to the win. Mark Nwakamma returned from injury to score 14 points while Taylor Dyson also had 14. Sam Rowley's double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds led Albany.
Albany (12-11, 6-4 AE) seeks its fifth win in seven games while will try to snap a three-game losing skid. The Hawks are 5-3 at home this year while the Great Danes are just 4-8 away from SEFCU Arena. Albany beat Hartford, 81-56, in the two team's first meeting on Jan. 4 and has won six straight in the series.
UMass Lowell (8-15, 6-5 AE) shot 54 percent from the field and moved into a tie for third place in the league standings with a 71-61 win over UMBC (8-15, 4-7 AE), sweeping the season series from the Retrievers. Akeem Williams scored a season-high 30 points in the win. Rodney Elliott scored a career-high 23 points for UMBC.