State hoops roundup: UMBC falls to New Hampshire, 74-65, in AEC quarterfinal
Mar 02, 2017 | 3:00 AM
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.
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.