Hofstra allowed an 11-point second-half lead to evaporate, but Greg Washington hit a jumper with 16 seconds left and then stole the ball from Georgia State star Joe Dukes at the end to give the Pride a 68-67 victory over the Panthers in the first round of the Colonial Athlatic Association tournament Friday night at Richmond Coliseum.

It was the seventh straight win for the Pride (19-13) and 10th in the past 11 games. Seventh-seeded Hofstra advanced to a quarterfinal match against second-seeded Northeastern (19-11), which had a first-round bye, Saturday night at 6 p.m.

CAA player of the year Charles Jenkins led the Pride with 24 points and added four rebounds and four assists. Miklos Szabo had 12 points, Washington added 11 and freshman point guard Chaz Williams scored 11 and had eight assists. Ousman Krubally topped Georgia State with 19 points, and Dukes added 15 plus six rebounds and six assists.

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Hofstra's lead reached its high-water mark at 52-41 with 10:03 remaining in the game, but 10th-seeded Georgia State (12-19) put together a 12-1 run to tie the game at 53 with 6:37 to go. The Panthers finally took a 66-65 lead at the 2:03 mark on two foul shots by Krubally. Szabo then hit a layup for Hofstra, but a layup by Dukes with 30 seconds left gave the Panthers a 67-66 edge.

Washington then made the game-winning jumper with 16 seconds on the clock and stole the ball from Dukes, who was trying to drive to the basket just before time ran out.