Hartford 58, Rice 51

Yolonzo Moore II and Mark Nwakamma scored 13 points apiece, and

Hartford rode a late 12-0 run to a 58-51 victory over Rice on

Saturday night in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

Moore made three of Hartford’s eight 3-pointers. Taylor Dyson

added 10 points for the Hawks (6-5), and Parker U’u and Evan Cooper

pulled down seven rebounds each.

Tamir Jackson led the Owls (2-7) with 18 points and seven

rebounds, and Julian DeBose had 11 points.

Hartford trailed by as many as 11 in the first half before

rallying to tie it at 27 at halftime. The second half went back and

forth before Rice went ahead 44-41 on Jackson’s fast-break layup

with 7:01 to play. Moore came alive from there, making a jumper, a

layup and a 3-pointer as the Hawks scored the next 12 points to put

the game away.