Hartford vs Maryland-Baltimore County

Hartford 76, UMBC 70


BALTIMORE (AP) - Nate Sikma scored 20 points as Hartford hung on to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 76-70 Tuesday night.

The Hawks (5-19, 5-7 America East Conference), who snapped a five-game losing streak, led throughout the second half, but UMBC (3-20, 2-9) cut the lead to one point five times, the last at 65-64 with 6:17 remaining after a jumper by Chase Plummer.

Plummer led the Retrievers with 28 points.

Andres Torres' 3-pointer gave Hartford a 68-64 lead and his layup with 2:42 remaining made it 71-66. UMBC never got closer than three points after that.

UMBC, which has lost five straight, led by as many as 10 points, 33-23, in the first half before a 14-2 Hartford run, capped by Sikma's 3-pointer. The Hawks went on to lead 44-41 at halftime.

Both teams shot exceptionally in the first half, Hartford made 66.7 percent (14 of 21) and UMBC 60.7 percent (17 of 28).

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Hartford Hawks
N. Sikma, F306-135-675220
G. Maciel, F174-90-101210
C. Brothers, G303-64-622011
Y. Moore, G281-31-25223
R. Baker, G51-10-01102
A. Torres343-54-637212
M. Nwakamma224-51-12059
W. Cole121-40-02003
C. Wroe121-10-03012
O. Faulk71-12-42024
C. White30-00-00000
Totals 25-4817-2632181676
Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers
C. Plummer, F3811-144-554328
J. Wasco, F182-40-01224
B. Neller, G355-120-012214
R. Cook, G272-60-23234
J. Lane, G200-30-02120
J. Getz314-73-466211
C. Thomas233-41-22147
Q. Jones40-20-01020
J. Wertz30-10-00010
W. Wise11-10-00012
Totals 28-548-1323182270
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Stony Brook12-423-12107
New Hamp.11-519-13193
UMass Lowell6-1012-17265
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