- Associated Press - Sunday, November 18, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Ryan Jones scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and six assists, Alex Rivera added 20 points with four 3s and UMass Lowell held off Sacred Heart 94-90 on Sunday.

Christian Lutete had 19 points with 11 rebounds and Obadiah Noel added 14 points for UMass Lowell (3-3), which shot 52 percent.

Kinnon LaRose’s 3 tied it at 62 and the Pioneers led 70-68 on Jare’l Spellman’s layup with 9:11 left to play. Josh Gantz’s 3 tied it at 76 and the River Hawks led 89-84 on Lutete’s layup with 2:47 to go. Sacred Heart closed to 91-88 on Cameron Parker’s layup with 1:22 left but missed two 3s and a layup before Sean Hoehn’s layup with one second left.

Lutete iced it with a free throw.

Hoehn scored 22 points with seven assists and LaRose had 20 points with seven rebounds for the Pioneers (2-3). E.J. Anosike added 17 points with eight rebounds.

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