CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Kenny Adeleke scored on a tip-in as time
expired and Hartford ended a five-game losing streak with a 74-73
victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday.
UMBC (6-10, 2-3 America East) had taken a 73-72 lead with 2.8
seconds remaining when Mike Housman hit the second of two free
throw attempts after missing the first.Hartford (6-9, 2-3 America East) got a break on the inbound pass
when Paris Carter's long outlet to Adeleke was tipped by the
Retrievers' John Zito and rolled out of bounds beneath the Hawks'
basket.Given a last change with 0.6 seconds remaining in regulation,
Hartford's Aaron Cook lobbed a perfect pass over Zito, and Adeleke
scored off a right-handed tip.Carter had 25 points, while Adeleke added 23 points and 13
rebounds for Hartford.Brian Hodges led UMBC with 19 points. Zito had 15 points and 15
rebounds for the Retrievers, who blew a 68-59 lead with 3:23 left,
losing their third straight.UMBC had been banished from its regular locker room since
Thursday by coach Randy Monroe, punishment for a lackluster effort
in a 72-58 home loss to New Hampshire on Wednesday.But Monroe contributed to Sunday's defeat when referee Ray
Perone whistled a technical foul on Monroe for being out of the
coach's box with 8:24 to go and UMBC holding a 58-49 lead.
Hartford's Brian Glowiak made one of two free throws following the
technical.UMBC exploited seven Hawks turnovers and six different players
scored in a 13-0 run for an early 22-9 lead.But Adeleke tallied the first 12 points of a 15-0 Hartford surge
and Chris Cole's steal and layup provided a 26-25 lead with 1:13
remaining in the first half.After the Retrievers went ahead on a Tom Young basket, Glowiak's
right-wing 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left put the Hawks ahead
29-27 at halftime.