STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Jason Dunne scored 20 points, J.R. Lynch 19, including five of six free throws in the final minute and Hartford held off a surging Stony Brook 73-64 Saturday night, winning a third straight.
Hartford (14-10, 7-3 America East Conference) led by as many as 14 midway through the second half before Stony Brook whittled the lead to 62-58 with 2:39 remaining. The Hawks never let Stony Brook get closer, immediately extending the lead back to seven points when Lynch hit a 3-pointer.
John Carroll added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Hartford, which never trailed though Stony Brook fought into four ties. The Hawks are tied for second place in the AEC.
Akwasi Yeboah led the Seawolves (8-16, 3-7) with 23 points, UC Iroegbu added 12 and Elijah Olaniyi 10 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double. Stony Brook has dropped five straight, losing by 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9 points.