Scores

Final

Manhattan 39

(5-4, 1-1 MAAC)

Hofstra 44

(6-3, 1-0 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, December 9, 2009

    Mack Sports Complex, Hempstead, New York

    1 2 T
    MAN 18 2139
    HOF 23 2144

    Top Performers

    Manhattan: P. Bouli 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Hofstra: H. Kanacevic 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Blk

    Hofstra 44, Manhattan 39

    Associated Press

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Freshman Halil Kanacevic scored 11 points off the bench, including five in a row late in the second half, as Hofstra defeated Manhattan 44-39 on Wednesday night.

    The Pride (6-3) held the Jaspers (5-4) to 21.4 percent shooting (12-for-56), including 1-for-23 in the opening 15:05, when Hofstra turned a 5-0 deficit into a 19-5 lead.

    But Hofstra's own poor shooting helped keep Manhattan in the game. The Pride made one of their last 11 first-half shots and were 6-for-16 for the game on free throws.

    Manhattan pulled within 36-34 with 7:03 to play on a layup by Rico Pickett, whose 10 points tied Patrick Bouli for team honors.

    Kanacevic answered with a layup with 6:42 remaining, a jumper at the 3:50 mark and 1 of 2 free throws with 2:29 left for a 41-34 lead.

    Hofstra held an opponent under 40 points for the first time since it held Rider to just 34 points on Jan. 18, 1989.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAN
    HOF
    Points 39 44
    FG Made-Attempted 12-56 (.214) 18-52 (.346)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 6-16 (.375)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 14

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