If Hofstra freshmen Halil Kanacevic and Chaz Williams enjoyed a bit of a coming-out party in a home win over Towson earlier this week, they found out how much they have yet to learn about life on the road in college basketball today. The two combined to make only four of 20 field goal attempts in a 57-46 loss at Old Dominion
Only junior Charles Jenkins had a solid offensive game for the Pride, scoring 18 points and coming up with a couple of big baskets that kept Hofstra close early in the second half. A Jenkins bucket at the 13:45 mark cut Old Dominion's lead to 35-34, but that was as close as the Pride (9-8, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) could get.
Keyon Carter topped ODU (12-5, 4-1) with 14 points, while Frank Hassell added eight plus 14 rebounds that helped give the Monarchs a 45-36 advantage on the boards.
Point guard Williams had a very rough time, shooting 1 for 10 and committing six turnovers while totaling three points. Kanacevic had six points and five boards but made only three of 10 shots. Unfortunately for the Pride, none of the other veterans really stepped up in support of Jenkins on the offensive end.
This marked Hofstra's second trip to Virginia in less than a week, including a tough loss Monday at George Mason. The Pride comes home to face Virginia Commonwealth (10-4, 2-3) Tuesday night.