TOWSON, Md. —The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Towson on Saturday at the Towson Center, 84-70.
Knotted at 58-all with 7:25 to play, the Tigers scored nine straight points to move ahead, 67-58. Freshman Allen Gould (Grand Rapids, Mich.) hit a pair of free throws with 4:15 remaining to cut Towson’s lead to 67-60, but the Tigers would outscore the Wildcats 17-10 down the stretch.
Towson made 60 percent of its shots from the field in the second half on 17-of-28 shooting.
Freshman Marcus Bullock (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and junior Austin Ganly (Yarmouth, Maine) each had a team-high 16 points. Sophomore Jeff Senulis (Grand Island, N.Y) had 11 points for the Wildcats.
The Tigers were led by Sam Sutton who had a game-high 20 points. Brian Barber and Shaun Holtz netted 19 apiece for Towson.
UNH falls to 1-5, 0-2 in America East, while Towson wins its fifth straight to move to 5-3, 2-0 in conference.
The Wildcats played to a 35-31 lead in the first half on 6-of-18 shooting from three-point land. Conversely, the Tigers were 0-for-10 shooting three-pointers in the first. UNH led by as much as seven early in the second half when junior Chris Brown (Boston, Mass.) opened the final 20 minutes with a three-pointer to put the Wildcats up 38-31.
UNH plays host to Hartford on Dec. 14 (7 p.m.) at Lundholm Gymnasium before three road games vs. North Carolina State (Dec. 16), Holy Cross (Dec. 28) and Florida (Dec. 30).