DURHAM, N.H. — Josh Hopkins had 16 points and Chris Lester added 14 and New Hampshire beat Maine 57-51.
Lester turned a turnover into a layup with 1:36 to play to give the Wildcats a 55-48 lead with 1:36 to play. New Hampshire led by 14, 41-27, on a 3-pointer by Hopkins with 13:27 to play.
The Black Bears got it down to 50-48 with 3:29 to play but Nick Guadarrama answered with a 3-pointer. A miss and a turnover stalled the rally.
Andrew Fleming had 14 points for the Black Bears. Sergio El Darwich added 11 points.