WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Mark Nwakamma scored 23 points, had eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Hartford to a 68-61 men’s basketball win over Maine on Wednesday.
Yolonzo Moore II finished with 16 points and Evan Cooper added 13 for the Hawks (10-6, 3-0 America East Conference), who have won three straight games.
Hartford never trailed, but did not pull away from the Black Bears until late. Maine guard Justin Edwards converted two free throws to cut the deficit to 57-55 with 3:21 left in the second half.
The Hawks answered with a 6-0 run, capped by Moore’s two free throws to push their lead to eight points with 1:19 remaining.
Edwards and Jon Mesghna each scored 17 points for the Black Bears (8-8, 2-1), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
(2) MICHIGAN 62, NEBRASKA 47: Glenn Robinson III had 14 points, including a pair of crucial dunks in the second half, as the Wolverines (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won at home to equal their best start to a season.
Ray Gallegos scored 19 points for the Cornhuskers (9-7, 0-3).
(3) LOUISVILLE 73, SETON HALL 58: Gorgui Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds — both season highs — to lead the Cardinals (14-1, 2-0 Big East) over the Pirates (12-4, 1-2) at Newark, N.J.
(6) KANSAS 97, IOWA STATE 89: Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) rallied to beat the visiting Cyclones (10-4, 0-1).
(7) SYRACUSE 72, PROVIDENCE 66: C.J. Fair scored 23 points as the Orange (15-1, 3-0 Big East) rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to beat the host Friars (8-7, 0-3).
(1) BAYLOR 67, (25) IOWA ST. 39: Brittney Griner scored the game’s first five points and finished with 23 as the Lady Bears (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) led throughout to beat the Cyclones (11-2, 2-1) at Waco, Texas.
(3) CONNECTICUT 75, GEORGETOWN 48: Kelly Faris scored 15 points to help the Huskies (13-1, Big East 1-1) beat the Hoyas (10-5, 1-1) at Washington.
HARTFORD 52, MAINE 37: Nikkla Smith scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Hawks (10-6, 1-2) to an America East win over the Black Bears (1-14, 0-2) at Orono.
Danielle Walczak scored 15 points to pace the Black Bears.
SACRED HEART 4, USM 1: Natasha Klinoff snapped a 1-1 tie at 8:42 of the second and Alex Davis added two third-period goals to help the Pioneers (8-8-2) put away the Huskies (3-4-4) at Gorham.
Maggie Lane scored in the first for Southern Maine.
BOWDOIN: Fran O’Leary resigned as head coach to become the assistant coach and director of player recruitment with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
During his seven years at Bowdoin, the Polar Bears were 74-39-14.