WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- R.J. Eytle-Rock had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Maryland-Baltimore County topped Hartford 69-60 on Wednesday night.
The Retrievers finished the game on a 17-8 run after the game was tied at 52 with 4 minutes, 16 seconds remaining. Eytle-Rock scored five consecutive points -- a 3-pointer and a two-pointer -- to boost UMBC's lead to 59-53 with 1:58 to go. Hartford was within 61-57 with 1:03 to go before L.J. Owens made six free throws in the final minute to close it out for UMBC.
Maryland-Baltimore County plays Maine at home on Saturday. Hartford plays at Albany on Saturday.
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