Lutete made 11 of 18 from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Noel scored 23 and Josh Gantz scored 10.
George Blagojevic's layup with 1:47 left brought the Hawks within 72-71. UMass Lowell's Alex Rivera missed a 3-point attempt before John Carroll threw down a dunk with 75 seconds remaining to put Hartford on top. After Noel's jumper, Lutete made a pair of free throws for the game's final margin. Jason Dunne missed a 3-point shot attempt at the buzzer.
UMass Lowell (11-9, 3-2 America East) now has won three straight and six of its last nine.
Carroll led Hartford (9-10, 2-2) with 31 points and 10 rebounds, Blagojevic 14 and Dunne 10.
Blue and White fill Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness
Giving their fans a sneak peek in what to expect this upcoming season, the Wildcats hit the hardcourt for their annual event.
Second-year coaches -- who's ascending, who's stagnating
The rookies in charge will get a lot of the preseason attention, but it's the second season that could make or break the tenure of these coaches.
NCAA rules Wisconsin's Micah Potter must sit out fall semester
The NCAA has denied a request for junior forward Micah Potter to play during the fall semester after transferring from Ohio State two days before the season opener last November. He will be eligible to play beginning Dec. 21.