DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Matt Miller scored a season-high 24 points and New Hampshire concluded the regular season with a 65-56 victory over Maine on Saturday.
The Wildcats (18-11, 11-5) finished with their second-most victories in school history, just a win shy of the 1994-95 squad. UNH, as the No. 4 seed, will host No. 5 Hartford in the first round of the America East tournament on Wednesday.
Jaleen Smith added 12 points and Jacoby Armstrong 10 with Tanner Leissner grabbing 13 rebounds.
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Shaun Lawton scored 16 points to lead the eighth-seeded Black Bears (3-26, 2-14), who will travel to play No. 1 Albany. Maine played without leading scorer Kevin Little, out with a groin injury.
Miller hit a 3-pointer to begin a 9-0 run amid a Maine drought of over six minutes to lead 54-43 with 7:55 left and the Black Bears didn’t get closer than nine after that.