Charles Jenkins had a productive game, but Hofstra coach Tom Pecora is looking for another good man to step forward.
"Once again, we didn't get the production we need out of our veterans," Pecora said after the Pride's 57-46 loss to Old Dominion Saturday in Norfolk, Va. "I thought [Miklos] Szabo did a good job off the bench playing with some energy and getting us six and six [points and rebounds], but the other guys just didn't step up, and we can't rely on our freshmen to win games for us."
Jenkins scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half for the Pride (9-8, 2-3 CAA), but no other Hofstra player scored more than six. Frank Hassell and Keyon Carter led ODU (12-5, 4-1) with 14 points each.
"You can't go on the road and turn the ball over 21 times and expect to win," Pecora said. "They started a big lineup and caused us some problems with their zone, and we just didn't do a very good job of attacking them and taking care of the basketball."
ODU took leads of 8-0 and 26-11 before Hofstra pulled to within 29-18 at halftime. Jenkins' three-pointer got the Pride within 33-32 with 14:46 remaining.
Old Dominion answered with a 15-6 run for a 48-38 lead with 7:36 left. Jenkins scored back-to-back baskets to get Hofstra within 48-42, but ODU made enough free throws down the stretch to hold on.
The Monarchs were just 3-for-15 from the foul line in the first half and 14-for-34 for the game.