Jaleen Smith and Tanner Leissner each scored 20 points and combined on 16-for-26 shooting and host New Hampshire (20-11) beat UMBC (18-12) in an America East quarterfinal, 74-65, on Wednesday night.

Iba Camara had 10 points and 16 rebounds for New Hampshire, with five coming on the offensive end.


The Wildcats beat UMBC, 94-90, in double overtime Saturday and earned the right to play at home.

Jordan Reed's only basket of the night gave the Wildcats a 3-0 lead and they never trailed. New Hampshire led 36-29 at halftime. Smith's layup with 14:50 to go made it 50-37.

Sam Schweitz's layup and Rodney Elliott's layup with 8:33 left capped a 14-2 run for the Retrievers, but Smith followed with a 3-point play and Camara with a layup, and Leissner added a jumper and UMBC couldn't get closer.

Jairus Lyles led UMBC with 17 points and Elliott (John Carroll) scored 10.

With the game tied late and thoughts of a short postseason stay on many people's minds, Junior Robinson turned in a veteran performance down the stretch.

Mount St. Mary's 76, Sacred Heart 73: Junior Robinson scored six crucial points and came up with a defensive stop in the final seconds to help preserve a 76-73 victory over Sacred Heart (13-19) at Knott Arena.

Robinson finished with 22 points and made four 3-pointers, the last of which gave Mount St. Mary's (17-15) a 70-67 lead with 2:07 left. The Mountaineers never trailed again.

— Pat Stoetzer, Baltimore Sun Media Group


Navy 60, American 44: Sarita Condie had 17 points to lead the host Mids (21-8, 14-4 Patriot League) past the Eagles (14-15, 11-7) in the regular-season finale.

Loyola Maryland 56, Holy Cross 37: Lauren Daugherty scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Greyhounds (10-19, 6-12 Patriot) past the host Crusaders (8-21, 6-12).

Loyola opened with a 10-3 run and never trailed.

Delaware 75, Towson 59: Raven Bankston and Sianni Martin each scored 16 points in a losing effort for the Tigers (12-17, 5-13 Colonial Athletic Association).

The host Blue Hens (16-13, 10-8) won their second straight.

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