Scores

Final

Hofstra 67

(8-5, 1-0 CAA)

Florida Atl 63

(5-8, 1-1 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, December 29, 2009

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    HOF 33 3467
    FAU 32 3163

    Top Performers

    Hofstra: C. Jenkins 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Florida Atlantic: S. Hughley 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Hofstra 67, Florida Atlantic 63

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Nathaniel Lester and Charles Jenkins scored 17 points each and Hofstra held off Florida Atlantic for a 67-63 victory on Tuesday night.

    Chaz Williams added 12 points as Hofstra (8-5) built a 53-43 lead with 9:15 left in the game. The Owls (5-8), who have lost four consecutive games, came back, cutting the lead to 57-56 on Raymond Taylor's jumper with 4:37 left.

    Florida Atlantic again cut the lead to one, 61-60 with 1:26 remaining, but the Pride sealed the victory with six free throws in the final 35 seconds.

    Greg Washington had 13 rebounds for Hofstra.

    Taylor, who is averaging 17.2 points a game, scored only 13, going 4-for-17 from the field.

    Sanchez Hughley led the Owls with 14 points and Alex Tucker added 13 points. Brett Royster had 13 rebounds for Florida Atlantic, which was 7-for-25 from the field (28 percent) in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOF
    FAU
    Points 67 63
    FG Made-Attempted 23-62 (.371) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-10 (.200) 2-9 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-27 (.704) 21-32 (.656)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 0

    2009-10 Season

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