WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mark Nwakamma scored a career-high 25 points as Hartford pulled ahead in the second half to defeat New Hampshire 61-59 after a close contest all the way through on Saturday night.
New Hampshire's largest lead in the second half was five points, but Hartford didn't move ahead until Taylor Dyson made a 3-pointer with 6:57 to go. The remaining minutes saw eight lead changes and six ties.
The Wildcats (6-19, 4-8 America East) went the final 2 minutes and 30 seconds scoring just one point, and trailing by two with 11 seconds left, they missed a shot at the buzzer.
Nwakamma, who shot 10 of 19 from the floor, was the only Hawk to score in double digits and led Hartford (13-14, 7-5) with seven rebounds.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The All Ohio Sweet 16 tournament featured teams from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Canada. Here are a few top prospect’s from the weekend’s action:Class of 2017C Kaleb Wesson | Westerville, Ohio/South6-9, 300 Committed to Ohio StateWesson is a big-bodied low-post player with great hands and great feet.
The number of Division I transfers swelled to more than 700 last season. The 2016 version includes ex-Duke guard Derryck Thornton and hundreds of others.
Despite departures that will hurt the frontcourt depth, the Buckeyes return their top six scorers and will have experience in the starting lineup.