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UMBC Defeats Hartford 74-70 In 2 OTs

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(Credit: AP)

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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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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