Scores

Final

Hofstra 50

(10-22, 3-15 CAA)

Georgia State 85

(21-10, 11-7 CAA)

    8:30 PM ET, March 2, 2012

    Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    HOF 24 2650
    GAST 45 4085

    Top Performers

    Hofstra: S. Mejia 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Georgia State: E. Buckner 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Blk

    Georgia St. 85, Hofstra 50

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Eric Buckner tallied a double-double, scoring 21 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, to lead Georgia State in an 85-50 win over Hofstra in the opening round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament on Friday night.

    Sixth-seeded Georgia State (21-10) advances to a Saturday meeting in the quarterfinals with third-seeded George Mason, which had a first-round tournament bye. James Fields added 14 points and Devonta White 13.

    Georgia State, who led by 21 points at halftime, set a tournament record for victory margin. The Panthers led 73-40 with just less than eight minutes to play and by as many as 37 points during the final minutes.

    Georgia State outrebounded Hofstra 35-23 and outscored the Pride 48-18 in the paint. The Panthers also scored 23 points off 15 Pride turnovers.

    The Panthers' 21 wins are the second-most team history.

    Mike Moore led 11th-seeded Hofstra (10-22) with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOF
    GAST
    Points 50 85
    FG Made-Attempted 16-46 (.348) 31-52 (.596)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 3-9 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 20-24 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 37

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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