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Juan'ya Green leads Hofstra's rout of Central Connecticut

Hofstra's Juan'ya Green dribbles upcourt during the first

Hofstra's Juan'ya Green dribbles upcourt during the first half of an NCAA men's basketball game against Norfolk State at Mack Sports Complex on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Credit: James Escher

Juan'ya Green had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead five players in double figures Wednesday as Hofstra beat Central Connecticut State, 84-56, in New Britain, Connecticut.

Ameen Tanksley had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Pride (9-4). Moussa Kone had 12 points and Dion Nesmith and Brian Bernardi added 11 each.

Hofstra, which led the nation in three-point shooting at 42.5 percent entering the game, made 10 of 27 from long range Wednesday. It was the Pride's seventh game this season with at least 10 three-pointers.

Hofstra shot 9-for-19 from three-point range in taking a 47-25 halftime lead. Nesmith, who led the Pride with 11 first-half points, had a trio of threes.

After a jumper by Central Connecticut State's Corey Barrett made it 36-22 with 3:41 left before halftime, Hofstra scored 11 straight points. Bernardi had two three-pointers in that run.

Faronte Drakeford had 20 points and eight rebounds for CCSU (2-11). Matt Mobley added 16 points.

Hofstra will open Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday when it visits North Carolina Wilmington.

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