Noel, Lutete carry UMass. Lowell over Brown 75-63
The Bears led by nine in the first half when Noel started a 13-2 run for UMass Lowell, which trailed 39-37 at the break.
Brown pulled ahead 57-56 on a Friday 3-pointer with 7:14 remaining, but Gantz answered with two free throws and the River Hawks held Brown scoreless the final 4:28.
UMass Lowell takes on Central Connecticut at home on Sunday. Brown takes on Navy at home on Saturday.