ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mark Nwakamma scored 19 points and added a career-high six blocks as No. 3 Hartford coasted past sixth-seeded Binghamton 69-42 in the America East tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.
Hartford shot 52 percent from the floor and turned in its best defensive effort of the season to beat Binghamton for the seventh-straight time. Hartford held the Bearcats -- 14 of 49 from the floor -- to their second-lowest score of the year.
The Hawks jumped out to a 17-3 lead and took a 31-20 edge into halftime.