- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Matt Harris scored 14 of his 16 points in the game’s last six minutes including the go-ahead layup with 50 seconds, lifting UMass-Lowell past Hartford 80-76 Wednesday night.

Harris’ layup came after Taylor Dyson’s 3-pointer with 1:16 left put Hartford up 76-75.

Harris took control for UMass-Lowell (5-9, 1-0 American East) in the game’s final 5:48. He hit back-to-back 3s in a 39-second span, and another layup and a 3 to give the River Hawks a 74-73 lead.

After his go-ahead basket he made one of two free throws for a 78-76 lead.

Hartford (5-11, 0-1) rallied from a 39-36 first-half deficit and took a 49-42 lead on George Blagojevic’s layup with 16:09 left in the game.

Tyler Livingston finished with 13 points for the River Hawks, who shot 55.4 percent from the field.

Dyson finished with 27 points shooting 9 for 14 from beyond the 3-point arc.

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