Blagojevic, Lynch lead Hartford over Albany 82-80 in OT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — J.R. Lynch scored seven of his 19 points in overtime and Hartford rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Albany 82-80 on Saturday.

Travis Weatherington and Lynch hit consecutive 3s and Hartford led 76-70 on George Blagojevic’s dunk with 2:39 left in overtime. Albany closed to 80-77 on Adam Lulka’s dunk with 10 seconds left, but Lynch sealed it with two free throws before Albany’s Ahmad Clark hit a 3 at the buzzer.

Blagojevic scored 22 points and Weatherington added 12 for the Hawks (17-13, 10-5 America East Conference), who have won four straight. John Carrol grabbed 13 rebounds and Jason Dunne scored 11, including a jumper that tied it at 68 with 1:16 left in regulation and forced overtime.

Devonte Campbell scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Albany (11-19, 6-9), which led 45-29 at halftime. Clark scored 14 and Lulka had 12 with five assists.

The Hawks evened the season series against the Great Danes with the win. Albany defeated Hartford 84-77 on Jan. 26. Hartford finishes out the regular season against Stony Brook at home on Tuesday. Albany finishes out the regular season against Binghamton on the road on Tuesday.