Moore gets first head coaching win as Quinnipiac beats Hartford
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP)—Bryan Geffen and James Feldeine came off the bench to score 19 points apiece as Quinnipiac beat Hartford 85-79 in double overtime Sunday.
The game marked the head coaching debut for Quinnipiac’s Tom Moore, who was an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut the previous 13 years.
Hartford (0-2) had chances to win the game at the end of regulation and the first overtime. The Hawks turned the ball over with 4 seconds left in regulation, and Warren McLendon missed a 12-footer at the end of the first overtime.
McLendon led Hartford with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Joe Zeglinski scored 20 and Rich Baker had 17.
Geffen hit one of his five 3-pointers in the second overtime to put Quinnipiac (1-0) up 80-74, and the Bobcats never relinquished the lead. Quinnipac hit just 3-of-14 foul shots down the stretch.
DeMario Anderson scored 16 points for Quinnipiac, but the senior, first-team All-Northeast Conference selection fouled out with 2:34 left in regulation. In all, five players fouled out of the game.