Scores

Final

N.J.I.T. 64

(6-10, 3-6 away)

Hofstra 75

(4-8, 3-4 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2013

Mack Sports Complex, Hempstead, New York

1 2 T
NJIT 25 3964
HOF 37 3875

Top Performers

N.J.I.T.: D. Lynn 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Hofstra: D. Nesmith 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Hofstra holds on for 75-64 win over NJIT

Associated Press

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Dion Nesmith, who scored 20 points, had 8 in the final five minutes as Hofstra held on to defeat NJIT 75-64 Monday night.

Zeke Upshaw had 15 points, Chris Jenkins added 12 and Jamall Robinson had 11 for the Pride.

Hofstra (4-8) jumped out to an early lead, held a 22-9 advantage at the 7:35 mark and led 37-25 at the half.

NJIT (6-10) charged back in the second half, closing to 59-58 with 4:32 remaining following two 3-pointers by Damon Lynn. Nesmith quickly followed that with a 3-point jumper and Zeke Upshaw made two free throws to extend the lead to 64-58. A three-point play by Winfield Willis closed the gap to 64-61 but the Highlanders could get no closer.

Lynn led the Highlanders with 20 points.

Hofstra outrebounded NJIT 39 to 27.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NJIT
HOF
Points 64 75
FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 24-50 (.480)
3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 10-22 (.455)
FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 17-28 (.607)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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