Scores

Final

Hartford 84

(4-8, 2-6 away)

Sacred Heart 72

(2-8, 0-3 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 15, 2013

William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut

1 2 T
HART 41 4384
SHU 36 3672

Top Performers

Hartford: M. Nwakamma 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Sacred Heart: E. Kelley 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Hartford holds off Sacred Heart for 84-72 win

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Mark Nwakamma scored a game-high 21 points as Hartford held off Sacred Heart to take an 84-72 victory on Sunday.

The Hawks (4-8) led most of the game but had to fend off two Sacred Heart challenges midway through the second half before pulling away on a 20-7 run sparked by Evan Cooper, who hit back-to-back 3-pointers. Justin Graham then protected the lead during the final minutes by going 8 for 8 at the foul line, his only points of the game.

Cooper contributed 17 points, Wes Cole added 15 and Nate Sikma had 10 for Hartford.

Sacred Heart (2-8) twice took the lead in the second half -- first on a De'von Barnett dunk to make it 52-51 and then on an Evan Kelly layup that made it 57-55 -- but couldn't hold it.

Louis Montes and Chris Evans led the Pioneers with 16 points apiece.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HART
SHU
Points 84 72
FG Made-Attempted 25-45 (.556) 28-61 (.459)
3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 24-31 (.774) 12-18 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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