HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Obadiah Noel scored 25 points and made fur steals, Connor Withers added a season-high 20 points and UMass Lowell held off Hartford 74-67 on Saturday.
Christian Lutete added 15 for the River Hawks (11-16, 5-7 America East Conference), who avenged an earlier 12-point loss to Hartford.
Malik Ellison, who led Hartford with 23 points and seven rebounds, capped a late-game rally — during which the Hawks (14-13, 7-5) forced three turnovers and harried UMass Lowell into 4-for-12 shooting — with a jumper that cut the gap from 10 to 65-63 with just under two minutes remaining.
Lutete answered with a layup on the other end and UMass Lowell pulled away.
Traci Carter finished with 12 points and eight assists for Hartford, Miroslav Stafl scored 11 points.