BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Nate Sikma's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Hartford to a 61-58 victory over Vermont on Sunday in the teams' final game before the America East Conference tournament.
The Hawks (17-12, 10-6) earned the third seed and will face Maryland-Baltimore County in the quarterfinals Saturday. The Catamounts (19-10, 11-5) will face New Hampshire.
The shot by Sikma, who finished with 15 points, was his fourth 3-pointer on seven attempts. Hartford used 3-point shots to good advantage, making 12 of 25 to Vermont's 3 of 8.
The Hawks led nearly the entire second half before Vermont gained a 58-58 tie on Brian Voelkel's jumper with 33 seconds left.
Yolonzo Moore II scored 16 points and had six assists for Hartford, which tied its program record for victories in a season. The Hawks also ended a 15-game losing streak against Vermont.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.