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Justin Wright-Foreman scores 20 in Hofstra's rout of Kennesaw State

Hofstra returns star guard Justin Wright-Foreman.

Hofstra returns star guard Justin Wright-Foreman. Credit: AP Special/Stephen B. Morton

KENNESAW, Ga. — Justin Wright-Foreman and Eli Pemberton combined to score 35 points as Hofstra routed Kennesaw State, 78-52, on Saturday.

Wright-Foreman finished with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Pride (5-3), who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Wright-Foreman has scored in double figures for 61 straight games. Pemberton sank a three-pointer at the 14:02 mark of the first half to become the 37th Hofstra player to top 1,000 points in a career.

Tyler Hooker paced the Owls (1-8) with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists. Ugo Obineke and Bryson Lockley added 13 points apiece.

Kennesaw State made just 8 of 33 shots from the floor (24 percent) in the first half and trailed 37-22 at intermission.

Hofstra held the Owls to 0-of-9 shooting from three-point range. It marked the first time the Pride held an opponent without a three-pointer since holding James Madison to 0-for-11 shooting in 2014.— ap

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