WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Malik Ellison scored 26 points to lead third-seeded Hartford to an 89-75 victory over No. 6 seed UMass Lowell on Saturday in an America East Conference tournament quarterfinal.
Hartford (17-15) advances to a conference tourney semifinal for the third straight season and will play at No. 2 seed Stony Brook (20-12) on Tuesday.
Ellison was 10 of 13 from the floor, 6-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line and blocked two shots. Hunter Marks had 17 points, and Traci Carter added 14 points and six assists for the Hawks.