NCAA Men's Basketball

Larsson scores career-high 23, Maine edges New Hampshire

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Vilgot Larsson topped his career high with 17 points in the first half and finished with 23 to help Maine hold off New Hampshire 62-53 on Sunday.

Maine (5-18, 3-5) won back-to-back America East games for the first time since Jan. 15, 2015. New Hampshire (3-18, 1-7) has lost 17 of its last 18 games.

Isaiah White blocked a shot in the lane, leading to a fast break Larsson capped with a 3-point play for a 56-51 lead with 2:05 remaining. New Hampshire couldn't break the press and was called for a 10-second violation.

White sealed it with two free throws with 23.1 seconds left for a five-point lead as Maine made six free throws in the final minute.

Sergio El Darwich added 18 points for Maine and Andrew Fleming reached double-digit rebounds (11) for the 10th time in his career.

Jordan Reed scored 18 points with a career-high five 3-pointers for New Hampshire. David Watkins added 10 points. The Wildcats tied a season high with 13 3-pointers on 33 attempts.

Updated February 3, 2019