Scores

Final

Hofstra 91

(10-3, 3-2 CAA)

Towson 94

(7-7, 3-2 CAA)

    7:30 PM ET, January 12, 2006

    Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

    1 2 T
    HOF 45 4691
    TOWS 43 5194

    Top Performers

    Hofstra: A. Agudio 29 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Towson: G. Neal 34 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Towson 94, Hofstra 91

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Gary Neal scored 34 points, Lawrence Hamm added 22 and Towson withstood a barrage of Hofstra 3-pointers in a 94-91 victory Thursday night.

    Tim Crossin had 10 points and 10 assists and Dennard Abraham scored 15 for the Tigers (7-7, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won two straight and four of five.

    Hofstra (10-3, 3-2 CAA) got career-highs of 29 points from Antoine Agudio and 25 from Carlos Rivera, but saw a six-game winning steak snapped. Loren Stokes scored 19 for the Pride, which hit a school-record 15 3-pointers in 27 attempts.

    The loss deprived Hofstra of its best-ever start at the Division I level.

    Towson never trailed after Hamm banked home an alley-oop feed from Crossin for a 56-54 lead with 14:46 remaining in regulation.

    Rivera scored 18 second-half points and Hofstra tied it at 86 on Agudio's trey with 1:13 left. But Neal, who was 6-for-8 on 3-point attempts, scored 12 of the Tigers' final 13 points, icing it with a pair of free throws with 5.3 seconds remaining.

    Agudio's desperation 3 from the left wing at the buzzer hit the back of the rim and bounced wide.

    Hofstra started 3-for-15 from the field and finished 12-for-28 for the first half, yet still rallied for a 45-43 halftime lead on Agudio's 3-pointer out of the left corner with 2.7 seconds remaining.

    A 15-3 Pride run midway through the half erased a 30-15 Towson lead, the product of a 12-1 Towson surge capped by consecutive 3s from Abraham. Hofstra was 8-for-11 from beyond the arc, three of the 3s coming from Agudio, and made 13 of 21 free throws.

    Neal had 13 first-half points for the Tigers, who didn't trail until Agudio's 3 with 22 seconds left made it 42-41.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOF
    TOWS
    Points 91 94
    FG Made-Attempted 27-63 (.429) 33-58 (.569)
    3P Made-Attempted 15-27 (.556) 10-16 (.625)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-36 (.611) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 12

    2005-06 Season

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