Roundup: BU’s late rally falls short against Hartford

Mark Nwakamma posted his first double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Hartford defeated Boston University for the second time this season, 66-58, on Saturday night at home to snap a two-game home losing streak.

Wes Cole, who shot a combined 8 of 38 over the Hawks’ previous five games, scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting.

D.J. Irving’s free throws cut what was a 6-point Hartford lead to 21-19. But the Hawks (12-10, 5-4 America East) closed the half on a 15-7 run to take a 36-26 lead into the break.

The Terriers (11-11, 5-4), who had won three straight, never got any closer than 6 points in the second half.

Stony Brook 56, UNH 54 — Dave Coley scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Anthony Jackson hit a late 3-pointer to lift the Seawolves (17-5, 8-1 America East) to a tight win over the Wildcats in Durham.

Stony Brook led most of the second half, but had a tough time holding off New Hampshire (6-15, 2-7).

UMBC 68, Maine 67 — Brian Neller’s long trey with 1.5 seconds remaining gave the Retrievers (6-16, 4-5 America East) the home win over the Black Bears.

 Zarko Valjarevic, who scored 20 points, hit a 3-pointer with less than seven seconds left, giving the Black Bears a short-lived 2-point edge.

 It was the second time in five games Maine (8-14, 3-6) had lost on a last-second trey.

Dartmouth 71, Yale 62 — In Hanover, N.H., Gabas Maldunas came off the bench to contribute 16 points and eight rebounds and the Big Green (5-13, 1-3) earned their first Ivy League win. The Bulldogs (7-14, 1-3) shot 35.3 percent (18 of 51) overall and made just 5 of 24 3-point attempts.

Bryant 77, Monmouth 62 — Frankie Dobbs scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Northeast Conference-leading Bulldogs (15-6, 8-2) to a win over the host Hawks (8-15, 3-7).

Quinnipiac 74, Wagner 69 — Ike Azotam scored 15 points to lift the Bobcats (9-13, 5-5 NEC) over the host Seahawks (12-9, 6-4).

Mount St. Mary’s 91, Sacred Heart 82 — Rashad Whack scored 35 points and the Mountaineers (9-12, 4-6 NEC) beat the Pioneers (8-13, 6-4) in Emmitsburg, Md.

Colgate 63, Holy Cross 45 — Murphy Burnatowski scored 19 points and the Raiders (9-14, 3-4) dominated in the second half for a victory over the visiting Crusaders (10-12, 2-5) in Patriot League play.

Central Conn. 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 71 — Adonis Burbage fell a point short of his season high with 24 as the Blue Devils (10-11, 6-4 NEC) overcame the host Knights (7-16, 2-8).

Southern Conn. 83, Bentley 81 — The host Owls let an 18-point second-half lead evaporate, but Greg Langston scored the final 2 of his game-high 28 points with 2.1 seconds left to lift Southern Connecticut (13-6, 10-6 Northeast-10) to its first win over the Falcons (7-12, 5-10) in two decades.

Assumption 70, Merrimack 50 — In Worcester, Terrance Bobb-Jones led the way with 16 points off the bench, Ronson Quick had 11 points and 14 rebounds, and the first-place Greyhounds (15-4, 12-3 NE-10) trounced the Warriors (8-12, 5-10).


WPI 89, Coast Guard 59 — Ryan Kolb scored 17 points in 17 minutes, and the fourth-ranked Engineers connected on seven of their last eight 3-point attempts of the first half to run away with their 23d straight victory, defeating the Bears in Worcester.

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WPI (21-0, 8-0 NEWMAC) is the lone undefeated team in Division 3. Coast Guard fell to 1-18, 0-8.

Williams 76, Bowdoin 64 — The No. 9 Ephs (20-2, 8-0 NESCAC) needed overtime and 22 points from Michael Mayer to hold off the host Polar Bears (12-8, 3-5).

Amherst 100, Tufts 89 — Peter Kaasila’s career-best 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting led the 10th-ranked Lord Jeffs (20-2, 8-0 NESCAC) past the visiting Jumbos (14-8, 6-3).

Middlebury 85, Colby 62 — Peter Lynch led a balanced attack with 18 points, and Division 3’s sixth-ranked Panthers (19-1, 8-0) earned a NESCAC road win over the Mules (6-15, 2-6).


Lasell 66, Suffolk 64 — Angel Ortiz hit the winning basket with three seconds left to cap his 24-point outing and help the Lasers (5-17, 4-11 GNAC) nip the Rams (8-13, 6-8) in Boston.

R.I. College 81, UMass-Boston 50 — The 18th-ranked Anchormen (18-3, 9-1 Little East) got a game-high 15 points from Tom DeCiantis in a road win over the Beacons (9-11, 3-7).