WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- J.R. Lynch scored a career-high 29 points on seven 3-pointers and Hartford rolled to a 74-39 win over New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
Hartford shot 45 percent from the field compared to 23 percent for New Hampshire and had a 50-38 rebounding advantage. The Wildcats (3-15, 1-4) missed 23 of 29 attempts from 3-point range.
Hartford scored first and led all the way, jumping to 17-6 early in the half and building to a 44-17 advantage at the break.
New Hampshire tried to close the gap early in the second half then fell into a seven-minute drought, allowing the Hawks to stretch their lead to 63-30 on a D.J. Mitchell 3-pointer with 6:39 left.
Jordan Reed scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds -- both career highs -- for the Wildcats, who have lost three straight.
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