The Associated Press Kalil Thomas nailed a high-arching corner 3 with 19 seconds left to close the door on New Hampshire 72-64 and send UMass Lowell onto the America East Conference semifinals for the first time in program history on Sunday. Obadiah Noel scored 28 points, Connor Withers added 11 points with seven rebounds for UMass Lowell (10-11). Salif Boudie added three blocks.
Obadiah Noel scored 23 points as UMass Lowell erased a 16-point deficit to edge Stony Brook 64-62 in the opening round of the America East Conference tournament on Saturday. Noel scored the game-winner in a short drive with 6.6 seconds left. The win marks the first time at the Division I level that the River Hawks have advanced in the post season.
Antonio Rizzuto was the only UAlbany men’s basketball player to earn a spot on an America East Conference all-league team, as the junior captain was named a second-team selection Thursday when the conference announced its annual awards. Rizzuto also earned a spot on the conference’s all-defensive team. Vermont junior Ryan Davis was named the league’s Kevin Roberson Player of the Year after averaging 18.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.