UMBC defeats Hartford 74-70 in 2 OTs

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)—Brian Neller scored 24 points, and Justin Fry added 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Maryland-Baltimore County over Hartford 74-70 in double overtime Thursday night.

The Retrievers (3-16, 2-4 America East Conference) led 72-70 late in the second overtime before a turnover from Joe Zeglinski with 3 seconds left forced Hartford to foul.

Fry nailed both free throws to seal the win for UMBC. Travis King scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 52 seconds left to play in the second overtime.

The Hawks (6-12, 3-2) led by as many as nine, 57-48, with 7:10 remaining in regulation, but three consecutive 3s—two from King and one from Neller—tied the score at 57.

Neither team scored over the final 1:27 of regulation and entered overtime tied at 59.

Morgan Sabia scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for Hartford. Zeglinski finished with 19 points.

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 UMBC
Justin Fry Justin Fry
6-7,  18 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Hartford
Morgan Sabia Morgan Sabia
7-18,  17 Pts
17 Rebs, 3 Assists

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