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Little scores 25 points, hits key 3 down stretch to help Maine pull away from Hartford 70-61


WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut — Kevin Little scored 25 points and hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch to help Maine pull away and beat Hartford 70-61 on Sunday, snapping the Black Bears' 13-game losing streak.

Zarko Valjarevic made a 3 to give Maine a 56-53 lead. Taylor Dyson scored to pull Hartford within one point before Little answered with a trey, sparking a 14-6 surge to seal it for Maine (2-18, 1-6 American East Conference).

Little made 8 of 16 from the floor, including 5 of 10 from deep. Till Gloger and Valjarevic chipped in 14 points apiece. The Black Bears, who had been averaging 52 points per game, finished 25-of-49 shooting for 51 percent from the field.

Mark Nwakamma scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with four assists for Hartford (11-9, 4-3). Justin Graham added 11 points for the Hawks, who shot 25 of 65 overall and 5 of 32 from deep.

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