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Lutete sends UMass Lowell past New Hampshire 77-75

LOWELL, Mass. -- Christian Lutete scored 23 points and Obadiah Noel 21 and UMass Lowell held off New Hampshire for a 77-75 win on Saturday to end a four-game losing streak.

Marque Maultsby tied it at 75 with a 3-pointer with seven seconds left. Meekness Payne fouled Lutete who went to the foul line and made both shots. Chris Lester missed a 3 attempt for New Hampshire to end the game.

Josh Gantz added 11 points for the River Hawks (9-14, 3-5 America East Conference).

Kalil Thomas's 3-pointer with 10:14 before intermission broke a tie at 16, Noel followed with a 3 and a layup and the River Hawks never trailed again.

Jayden Martinez scored 18 points for New Hampshire (10-11, 3-5), which saw its two-game win streak end. Maultsby added 15, Lester 13 and Nick Guadarrama 12.

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