BALTIMORE -- J.R. Lynch scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half and Hartford snapped UMBC's five-game win streak with a 70-61 victory on Wednesday night.
Hartford (12-12, 5-4 America East Conference) has won two of its last three games, and also beat the Retrievers 66-64 on Jan. 9.
Jason Dunne's 3-pointer gave the Hawks the lead for good, 43-40, with about 14 minutes left and they stretched it to 59-49 with 3:20 remaining. UMBC pulled to 59-54, but Hartford made 9 of its last 10 free throws.
Lynch made two 3-pointers and shot 12 for 12 at the free-throw line in the second half. Dunne and George Blagojevic each finished with 13 points. Lynch and Dunne combined for seven of the Hawks' 10 3-pointers.
Coach K, Duke land blue-chip '20 guard Steward
D.J. Steward, a five-star shooting guard in the 2020 class, selected Duke over Texas and Louisville, giving Mike Krzyzewski his third five-star recruit in next year's group.
Spinal surgery gives UConn's Hurley new outlook
Less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck with artificial ones, UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full-time.
N.Y. senator proposes bill to pay college athletes
New York state Sen. Kevin Parker proposed a bill that includes an amendment that would require college athletic departments to give a 15% share of annual revenue to student-athletes.