WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mark Nwakamma scored 23 points as Hartford edged Binghamton 71-68 Wednesday night in the teams' America East Conference opener.
Nwakamma scored the first eight points of the second half, when the Hawks (8-6) scored the first 10 points to wipe out the Bearcats' 26-23 halftime lead.
Hartford led 64-57 lead with 2:53 left, but Rayner Moquete's three-point play helped Binghamton (2-12) get to within 64-62 with 48 seconds to play.
Wes Cole, who had missed his first eight shots for Hartford, then hit a 3-pointer, and his two free throws with 14 seconds left made it 69-62.
Gray scored 24 points to lead Binghamton, which has lost eight in row, but the last two by just five points combined.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.