LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Obadiah Noel had 18 points to lead five UMass Lowell players in double figures as the River Hawks rallied past Brown 75-63 on Tuesday.
Christian Lutete added 14 points and nine rebounds for the River Hawks (3-5), Jordyn Owens chipped in a season-best 13 points, Ron Mitchell scored 11 and Josh Gantz had 10.
Dan Friday and Tamenang Choh each scored 13 points for the Bears (4-2). Zach Hunsaker scored 11. This was Brown’s first loss in the 5-game series.
The Bears led by nine in the first half when Noel started a 13-2 run for UMass Lowell, which trailed 39-37 at the break.
Brown pulled ahead 57-56 on a Friday 3-pointer with 7:14 remaining, but Gantz answered with two free throws and the River Hawks held Brown scoreless the final 4:28.
UMass Lowell takes on Central Connecticut at home on Sunday. Brown takes on Navy at home on Saturday.
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