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Hartford vs Vermont

Hartford 61, Vermont 58

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Nate Sikma's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Hartford to a 61-58 victory over Vermont on Sunday in the teams' final game before the America East Conference tournament.

The Hawks (17-12, 10-6) earned the third seed and will face Maryland-Baltimore County in the quarterfinals Saturday. The Catamounts (19-10, 11-5) will face New Hampshire.

The shot by Sikma, who finished with 15 points, was his fourth 3-pointer on seven attempts. Hartford used 3-point shots to good advantage, making 12 of 25 to Vermont's 3 of 8.

The Hawks led nearly the entire second half before Vermont gained a 58-58 tie on Brian Voelkel's jumper with 33 seconds left.

Yolonzo Moore II scored 16 points and had six assists for Hartford, which tied its program record for victories in a season. The Hawks also ended a 15-game losing streak against Vermont.

Trey Blue scored 12 points and Luke Apfeld 10 for the Catamounts.

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Hartford Hawks
N. Sikma, F344-83-443315
J. Peterson, F272-40-01056
M. Nwakamma, F183-90-10136
Y. Moore II, G383-68-1036016
C. Wroe, G280-20-01340
E. Cooper232-40-02356
W. Cole153-70-02118
J. Schneck121-10-00022
P. U'u30-02-20002
O. Faulk20-00-00010
Totals 18-4113-1714172461
 43.9%76.5% 
Vermont Catamounts
B. Voelkel, F332-63-310137
C. Rugg, F311-36-64109
B. Crenca, F30-00-00000
S. Carissimo, G270-42-23312
T. Blue, G164-64-400113
L. Apfeld253-63-450110
J. Elbaum213-30-23126
B. Kilpatrick214-51-33119
C. Rusin161-20-02032
E. O'Day70-10-02030
Totals 18-3619-243471558
 50%79.2% 
America East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Vermont15-122-11
Stony Brook13-323-11
Hartford10-617-16
Albany9-719-15
UMass Lowell8-810-18
UMBC5-119-21
Binghamton4-127-23
Maine4-126-23
New Hamp.4-126-24
 
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