WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jada Lucas scored 20 points and Hartford -- which had been the only winless Division I program this season, women or men -- won its first game in its season finale, beating America East champion Stony Brook 73-70 Wednesday night.
Carmen Villalobos added 16 points -- 12 in the second -- for the Hawks (1-28, 1-15), who were the last remaining winless team among the 698 Division I men's and women's basketball programs.
The victory was also the first for coach Morgan Valley, who won three national championships as a guard at UConn from 2000-04.
Azariah Wade gave the Hawks the lead for good at 61-59 with 5:20 left, and they had a seven-point lead after Lucas' jumper with just under two minutes remaining. Anastasia Warren hit a 3 to get Stony Brook (25-3, 13-2) within 70-67 with 29 seconds left, but the Seawolves missed their final four shots.
According to BPI, Hartford had a 4.4% chance to upset Stony Brook.
The Hawks shot 52% from the 3-point line (11-for-21), better than their overall 48%. They had lost 30 straight games overall dating to last season. Before Wednesday night, their last win came on March 10 last season, also against Stony Brook.
The top eight teams in the nine-team America East advance to the conference tournament, so Wednesday's game was the Hawks' last.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.