HARTFORD, Conn. -- Joe Zeglinski scored 26 points, leading Hartford to a 56-53 win against New Hampshire on Saturday.
The Hawks shot 90.9 percent from the foul line (10-for-11) compared to just a 54.2 mark (13-for-24) for New Hampshire.
After trailing by five points at halftime, the Hawks took the lead for good at 40-39 on a pair of Zeglinski free throws with 7:33 to play. Zeglinski, who scored 21 of his points in the second half, hit two more to put Hartford ahead 56-50 with 14 seconds left.
James Valladares hit a late 3-pointer to pull New Hampshire within the final margin.
Alvin Abreu scored 19 points and Valladares had 11 to lead the Wildcats (6-8, 1-2), who have lost four of five.