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Hofstra beats Bradley on last-second bucket

Hofstra guard Deron Powers, who had 12 points

Hofstra guard Deron Powers, who had 12 points and five assists, sets up the offense during the first half against Coppin State at Mack Sports Complex at Hofstra on Friday night, Nov. 11, 2016. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

ESTERO, Fla. — Deron Powers drove from the backcourt to the hoop and scored with a half-second remaining to give Hofstra a 92-90 victory over Bradley at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday.

Darrell Brown had tied the game at 90-all for Bradley on a deep 3-pointer with six seconds left with Powers then following with his winning layup.

Bradley’s Donte Thomas caught the ensuing long inbounds pass and got a shot off from the top of the circle that hit the front of the rim.

Brown’s straightaway, step-back 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining had brought the Braves (2-2) within a point, 88-87, of Hofstra (2-2), which had led since the 2:11 mark. Powers then extended the Pride’s lead to three with two free throws with 23 seconds remaining.

Powers led six Hofstra players in double figures with 19 points. Rokas Gustys had 12 rebounds and 11 points.

Brown, a freshman, finished with 34 points.


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