Hartford junior forward Mark Nwakamma had 18 points Thursday night as the Hawks defeated Maine 80-65 in an America East game at Chase Family Arena. Nwakamma entered the game with 999 career points and joined the Hawks 1,000 point club.
Nwakamma is averaging 16.4 points this season. He averaged 14.7 as a sophomore and 9.2 as a freshman.
Senior forward Oren Faulk was 7-for-7 from the field and had a career-high 14 points for Hartford (7-10, 1-1 America East), which has won three of four.
Hartford hosts Stony Brook Sunday, part of a doubleheader with the women facing Albany. Celtics mascot Lucky will be bouncing around the gym.
Sarah Boissonneault with the details from Thursday's game.
The Hartford schedule.