Hartford 74

(6-9, 2-3 Am. East)


(6-10, 2-3 Am. East)

    4:00 PM ET, January 15, 2006

    Retriever Activities Center, Baltimore, Maryland

    1 2 T
    HART 29 4574
    UMBC 27 4673

    Top Performers

    Hartford: K. Adeleke 23 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Stl, 5 Blk

    UMBC: J. Zito 15 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Hartford's last-second tip defeats UMBC

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 74 73
    FG Made-Attempted 29-64 (.453) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-28 (.357) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

    2005-06 Season

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