January 19, 2015

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Tanner Leissner scored 18 points and Jaleen Smith added 17, including two free throws with 13 seconds left in overtime, to lift New Hampshire to a 67-64 win over Massachusetts-Lowell on Monday.

Smith's free throws came after Matt Harris drilled a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to pull Lowell within one. Harris then missed a 3 with three seconds left and Leissner grabbed the rebound.

The Wildcats (10-9, 3-2 American East) made 16 of 25 free throws while the River Hawks (9-10, 3-3), who were 9 of 19 from 3-point range, were 9 of 18 at the line.

Jahad Thomas, who led Lowell with 19 points and 13 rebounds, scored with eight seconds left in regulation after grabbing an offensive rebound to force overtime.

Leissner made a layup and then got a steal he converted into a 3-pointer that gave New Hampshire a 57-55 lead with 24 seconds left.

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