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Justin Wright-Foreman nets 30 as Hofstra, once up by 24, holds on for win

Desure Buie goes hits all four of his free throws as Hofstra goes 8-for-8 from line in the final 39 seconds to hold off Charleston. 

Senior guard Justin Wright-Foreman scored 30 points and shot 10-for-19, including 5-for-9 from three-point range, in Hofstra's 99-95 win at Charleston in a CAA contest Thursday night. The Pride's lead — at one point 24 points in the second half — shrunk to five with under a minute left, but Hofstra went 8-for-8 from the foul line to improve to 22-4, 12-1. (Credit: Hofstra University)

Things were looking easy for Hofstra. So easy that star player Justin Wright-Foreman, with the Pride up by 11 late, filled in as the mop-up guy under the basket.

Then Hofstra started to sweat.

Their lead, once 24 points earlier in the second half, shrunk to five with under a minute left. But Hofstra went 8-for-8 from the foul line to close out a 99-95 win at Charleston in a CAA contest Thursday night. Hofstra (22-4, 12-1) has won three in a row after its nation-best 16-game winning streak was snapped on Feb. 2. Charleston (20-7, 9-5), the third-place team in the conference, scored 60 second-half points after being held to just 35 in the first half.

Eli Pemberton hit two free throws with 19 seconds left to all but ice it at 99-90 before Charleston got a three-pointer with 15 seconds left and a layup at the buzzer. Desure Buie was 4-for-4 from the foul line with under a minute left, and Jacquil Taylor hit the other two free throws.

Wright-Foreman led Hofstra with 30 points and shot 10-for-19, including 5-for-9 from three-point range. He was also 5-for-5 at the foul line, as Hofstra shot 26-for-30 as a team from the stripe. Pemberton had 25 points and was 6-for-11 from the field, 3-for-5 on threes and 10-for-12 at the line. Tareq Coburn had 14 points, Taylor contributed 12 points and Buie added nine points and 10 assists.

Grant Riller erupted for 43 points for Charleston, shooting 17-for-25 overall and 4-for-8 on threes. He hit all five of his free throws as Charleston went 15-for-16 overall.

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