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Sikma's 15 leads Hartford over Marist 56-46

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nate Sikma scored 15 points to lead Hartford to a 56-46 victory over Marist Saturday.

The Hawks (7-5) also got double-figure scoring from two other starters. Mark Nwakamma scored 14 points and Evan Cooper 11. Jamie Schneck came off the Marist bench to score eight points.

Hartford, which led 26-15 at halftime, outshot Marist decisively from the field. The Hawks hit 22 of 52 shots (42.3 percent). Marist was just 14-47 (29.8 percent) from the floor.

While Hartford was only 3 for 15 on 3-pointers, Marist hit just one of 12 treys. The Red Foxes (4-8) managed to stay in the game at the foul line. They hit 17 of 25 free throws, while Hartford was 9 for 15 at the line.

Marist got within six points just inside two minutes, but no closer.

Chavaughn Lewis led Marist with 16 points. Adam Kemp and Manny Thomas added 10 apiece.

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