HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Jalen Ray and Desure Buie scored 22 points apiece and Ray sank four free throws in the last three seconds as Hofstra squeaked past Northeastern 75-71 on Saturday, claiming first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Eli Pemberton had 12 points for Hofstra (18-7, 9-3), which rallied from 14 points down to earn its fourth consecutive victory. Stafford Trueheart added seven rebounds.
Jordan Roland, the nation's fifth-leading scorer at 23 points per game, poured in 32 for the Huskies (11-13, 5-7), including a leaping, left-handed 3-pointe r from the left elbow that cut the Hofstra lead to 69-68 with 8,5 seconds on the clock. Jason Strong added 14 points The Huskies have lost four consecutive games.
Hofstra faces second-place College of Charleston at home on Thursday. Northeastern plays UNC Wilmington at home on Thursday.
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