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.
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.
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