Going into its game against visiting Newbury, the Becker College men’s basketball team had won 37 consecutive league contests, which is tied for the Division 3 record.
All the Hawks had to do to claim the record was top their New England Collegiate Conference rival on Tuesday night in Leicester.
Unfortunately for them, the Nighthawks had other plans.
Newbury defeated Becker, 74-63, and snapped the Hawks’ conference win streak.
The Nighthawks scored 41 points in the second half to turn a 4-point halftime deficit into an 11-point win.
Steve Rosemond scored 16 points, and Peterson Bernard had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Newbury (5-5, 2-1 NECC).
Tyler Roberson was the leading scorer for Becker (6-6, 2-1), netting 14 points.
Becker remains tied for the Division 3 record with Buffalo State, which won 37 straight State University of New York Athletic Conference games between 1978 and 1981.
Winning 37 conference games in a row is quite the turnaround for the Hawks, which in 2006 suffered a 129-47 loss to Elms College. The 82-point loss even made ESPN’s “SportsCenter’' at the time.
Northeastern 63, Drexel 58 — In Philadelphia, the Huskies’ won after outscoring the Dragons, 16-11, in overtime.
Quincy Ford made an off-balance 3-pointer with less than two seconds left in regulation to tie the game for Northeastern (8-7, 3-0 Colonial Athletic). Frantz Massenat led Drexel (5-10, 1-2) with 19 points.
Boston University 63, Vermont 53 — D.J. Irving scored 20 points, and Dom Morris netted 17 and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Terriers (7-9, 2-0 America East) past the Catamounts.
Sandro Carissimo was the leading scorer for Vermont (9-6, 2-1) with 17 points.
Connecticut 99, DePaul 78 — DeAndre Daniels scored a career-high 26 points and snared eight rebounds in the Huskies’ win over the Blue Demons in Storrs, Conn. Ryan Boatright added 22 points for UConn (11-3, 1-1 Big East).
Brandon Young scored a game-high 35 points for DePaul (10-6, 1-2).
Holy Cross 78, Columbia 69 — Dave Dudzinski poured in 31 points, and Justin Burrell added 29 to lead the Crusaders (8-7) past the visiting Lions.
Grant Mullins led Columbia (8-6) with 16 points and five rebounds.
Brown 75, Niagara 74 — The host Bears prevailed in overtime behind 23 points from Sean McGonagill and 20 from Matt Sullivan.
Tucker Halpern added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Brown (4-8). Ameen Tanksley scored 18 points for Niagara (7-7).
Dartmouth 75, Army 58 — Five players scored in double figures, and the Big Green made 10-of-19 3-pointers en route to a drubbing of the Black Knights (7-8) in Hanover, N.H.
John Golden and Gabas Maldunas both scored 13 points for Dartmouth (3-10).
Holy Cross 83, Brown 66 — Alex Smith hit six 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 20 points as the Crusaders topped the Bears in Worcester.
Brisje Malone contributed 9 points and nine assists for Holy Cross (8-7). Lauren Clarke led Brown (5-8) with 14 points and seven assists.
Boston University 4, Connecticut 2 — Isabel Menard potted a goal and notched two assists in the No. 6 Terriers’ win over the Huskies (3-16-2, 1-8-0 Hockey East).
Menard’s first assist was her 150th career point for BU (12-3-3, 7-2-1). Kayla Tutino also scored a goal and had two assists for the Terriers.