DURHAM, N.H. -- Mark Nwakamma had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead Hartford to a 51-40 victory over New Hampshire in an America East Conference game on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Hartford pulled away from a 27-25 second-half deficit with an 11-0 run, taking a 36-27 lead at the 10:05 mark fueled by six points from Nwakamma.
Evan Cooper scored 10 points for the Hawks (11-9, 4-3), whose bench outscored New Hampshire's 9-2.
Hartford shot 4 of 17 from beyond the arc to New Hampshire's 0 of 10.
The game was tied at 19-19 at the half, with Hartford shooting 32 percent from the field (8 of 25) and New Hampshire shooting 31.6 percent (6 of 19).
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall is appealing the 10-year show-cause penalty that was handed down by the NCAA in April for violations stemming from his time as men's basketball coach at Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.