DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The UMass-Dartmouth men’s basketball team used a late 12-2 run to pull away from Bowdoin to win the Hampton Inn Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, 93-84.
The Corsairs improve to 2-1 this season while Bowdoin drops to 1-1 overall.
Thanks to 19 first-half points from Jack Simonds, Bowdoin carried a 46-38 lead into halftime.
David Reynolds notched 11 points in the opening twenty minutes, including a trio of three-pointers.
UMD bounced back quickly out of the locker room, jumping out on a 9-3 run to close the gap to two points, 49-47.
Bowdoin pushed their lead back to nine points, 59-50, before a 13-0 surge by the Corsairs, capped by a Tucker Bouchard three-pointer, gave the hosts a 63-59 lead with 10:34 to play.
The teams traded buckets until the contest was tied at 67 with 7:06 remaining.
The Corsairs took command with a 12-2 surge over the next three minutes, getting back-to-back three-pointers from Abi Akanni and Jon Robinson to take a 79-69 lead with 4:19 to play.
UMass-Dartmouth hit 11 of 12 free throws down the stretch to clinch the win.
By The Numbers
Jack Simonds finished with a game-high 29 points to earn All-Tournament honors for Bowdoin.
Tim Ahn had 13 points and nine assists for the Polar Bears while Hugh O’Neil scored 12 with five rebounds. David Reynolds finished with 11 points.
UMass-Dartmouth had all five starters finish in double-digits, led by 18 from Chris Mendes.
Both teams finished at 50.8% shooting for the game, but the hosts connected on 24-30 from the free throw line to just 13-15 for Bowdoin.
The Corsairs also held a 39-24 edge in rebounding but only cashed in for 10 second-chance points compared to nine for the Polar Bears.