Scores

Final

Hartford 77

(0-1, 0-0 away)

Quinnipiac 82

(1-0, 0-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut

1 2 T
HART 42 3577
QUIN 31 5182

Top Performers

Hartford: Y. Moore II 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Quinnipiac: I. Azotam 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Quinnipiac rallies, holds off Hartford 82-77

Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Zaid Hearst converted on all six of his free throw attempts in the final 23 seconds of the game to give Quinnipiac an 82-77 win over Hartford in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

Quinnipiac trailed 42-31 entering halftime but used a 30-8 run to open the second half, taking a 12-point lead, 61-49, on Kasim Chandler's layup with 8:28 remaining.

Ike Azotam, who led the Bobcats with 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, rejected Justin Graham's game-tying 3-point attempt with five seconds left to preserve Quinnipiac's 80-77 lead. Hearst collected the rebound and, after a foul by Taylor Dyson, iced the game by hitting two free throws.

Hearst, who was a perfect 12 of 12 from the charity stripe, added 17 points. He set a career-high for free throw attempts and free throws made.

Yolonzo Moore II had 22 points for Hartford. Mark Nwakamma added 21.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HART
QUIN
Points 77 82
FG Made-Attempted 27-63 (.429) 24-52 (.462)
3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 4-11 (.364)
FT Made-Attempted 16-27 (.593) 30-48 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 35 (0/0) 29 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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