Per Steve Wiseman
The Hawks were a decent America East Conference team last season, posting a 19-14 overall record and going 11-5 in league play. Both win totals were program records for Division I play.
A 75-60 semifinal loss in the conference tournament to UMBC (which made quite a name for itself last March) sent Hartford to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Hartford did claim a win over a Power Five team last Dec. 28 when it beat Rutgers, 60-58. So this could mimic a potential first-round NCAA tournament opponent for Duke.