DURHAM, N.H. -- Christian Lutete had 23 points as UMass-Lowell defeated New Hampshire 63-54 on Tuesday night.
Lutete hit 9 of 12 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and grabbed nine rebounds.
New Hampshire (15-14, 8-8) will be the No. 5 seed in conference tournament and play at fourth-seeded UMBC in the first round Saturday. No. 6 seed UMass-Lowell plays at third-seeded Hartford.
The River Hawks improve to 2-0 against the Wildcats for the season. UMass Lowell defeated New Hampshire 77-75 on Feb. 1.
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