ALBANY, N.Y. — Ahmad Clark made a single-game school record 19 of 24 free throws and scored 28 points Saturday as the University at Albany beat the University of Maine 76-70 in an America East men’s basketball game at SEFCU Arena.
Clark surpassed the 18 free throws Brian Lillis made against Boston University on March 8, 2008.
Trey Hutcheson registered 15 points and eight boards and Cameron Healy added 11 points for the Great Danes (9-8, 2-0 AE), who made 36 of 47 free throws (76.6%).
Nedeljko Prijovic scored a career-high 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting and Sergio El Darwich added 14 points for the Black Bears (4-13, 0-3 AE), who committed 35 personal fouls in losing their third straight. Andrew Fleming scored nine points.
Prijovic led UMaine on a 15-4 run between the 3:53 and 0:30 mark of the secon dhalf to bring the Black Bears back into contention, but it was too little too late as UAlbany held on.
Prijovic established new career-highs in points (26), field goals made (9), and 3-point field goals made (5). He also chipped in four rebounds and an assist in 35 minutes.
El Darwich also contributed four rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.
The Black Bears return home for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center against UMass Lowell.