Umbc 22 47 69
Hartford 24 38 62
Date of game: 3/9/2013

Recap: Hartford vs. UMBC

Albany, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Cook led all scorers with 24 points, and the sixth-seeded UMBC Retrievers upended the No. 3 seed Hartford Hawks in quarterfinal-round action of the America East Tournament at SEFCU Arena.

Brian Neller drained 6-of-12 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Retrievers (8-22), who will face No. 2 seed Vermont in Sunday's semifinal round.

Nate Sikma had 17 points and Mark Nwakamma scored 13 for the Hawks (17-13), who shot just 39.2 percent for the game.

After making only 9-of-25 field goals (.360) in the first half, the Retrievers shot 15-of-19 (.789) from the floor in the second half to pull away in a game that featured seven ties and nine lead changes. UMBC made 9-of-17 threes (.529) for the contest.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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