Hofstra bows at William & Mary

Hofstra's Taran Buie dribbles upcourt. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Hofstra's Taran Buie dribbles upcourt. (Jan. 12, 2013) Photo Credit: James Escher

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The struggles for Hofstra men's basketball continued with a 72-59 loss at William & Mary Saturday, the Pride's sixth straight in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Brandon Britt scored six of his 17 points and Tim Rusthoven scored five of his 17 during an 11-0 run that gave William & Mary a 35-20 lead with 2:14 left in the first half and the hosts maintained mostly double-digit leads the rest of the game.

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The Pride got the deficit down to nine points twice: at 45-36 on sophomore guard Taran Buie's three-pointer with 17:28 left in the game and at 56-47 on DaQuan Brown's layup with 9:21 left.

Hofstra senior forward David Imes scored a team-high 16 points. Buie, the Pride's leading scorer at 14.4 points, was limited to nine points and 3-for-18 shooting. Senior guard Stevie Mejia had 11 points and four assists but shot just 3-for-14.

Junior forward Stephen Nwaukoni, who has displayed promise as the season has progressed, shot 4-for-5 and had 10 points and seven rebounds, but was limited to just 13 minutes because of foul trouble.

Hofstra (5-17, 2-7 CAA) has lost its last 18 road games dating to January 2012. The Pride shot 35.6 percent for the game, was outrebounded 33-30, but had only six turnovers.

Rusthoven also had a career-high 16 rebounds, to go with three blocks and three assists for William & Mary (9-12, 3-7 CAA). Marcus Thornton had 16 points and four assists for the Tribe.

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