PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds and Massachusetts-Lowell beat Army 92-85 on Saturday.
Lutete was 9 of 13 from the field including four from distance for the River Hawks (2-3). Obadiah Noel added 19 points and five rebounds, Alex Rivera had 16 points and Josh Gantz scored 15 points with seven rebounds and four assists.
UMass trailed 31-25 late in the first half but rallied in the final six minutes with the help of a pair of 3-pointers by Lutete and another by Gantz to take a 44-42 edge at the break.
The River Hawks opened the second period on a 13-5 run to make it 57-47 with 16:09 to play. But Army continued to threaten, closing to 80-79 with 2:55 left before Rivera hit two jumpers and Noel made all six of his free throws in the stretch to help keep the River Hawks on top.