DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Obadiah Noel scored 23 points as UMass Lowell erased a 16-point deficit to edge Stony Brook 64-62 in the opening round of the America East Conference tournament on Saturday.
Noel scored the game-winner in a short drive with 6.6 seconds left. The win marks the first time at the Division I level that the River Hawks have advanced in the post season. The face No. 3 seed New Hampshire on Sunday.
Kalil Thomas had 15 points for UMass Lowell (9-11). Connor Withers added 11 points. The River Hawks forced a season-high 21 turnovers.