Makai Mason added 15 points while Brandon Sherrod, Jack Montague and Nick Victor had nine apiece for Yale, which hit 67 percent of its 48 shots from the field, including 8 of 14 from behind the arc. Sherrod grabbed nine rebounds and Sears was 6 for 8 from the line.
Yale (7-5) never trailed, opening with a quick bucket from Sherrod and later breaking away with a 14-2 run that included a 3-pointer from Anthony Dallier and made it 28-10 with 6:28 left before the break.
Hartford (5-10) was paced by Pancake Thomas, who scored 24 points and had five rebounds.
The Hawks forced 19 turnovers but were outrebounded 46-26 and held to just 25 percent shooting from the field (16 of 65).