Scores

Final

Drexel 55

(7-11, 3-3 CAA)

Hofstra 52

(5-14, 2-4 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 23, 2013

    Mack Sports Complex, Hempstead, New York

    1 2 T
    DREX 28 2755
    HOF 25 2752

    Top Performers

    Drexel: D. Ruffin 9 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Hofstra: T. Buie 29 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Drexel 55, Hofstra 52

    Associated Press

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Frantz Massenat's controversial half-court, 3-point heave at the final buzzer gave Drexel a 55-52 victory over Hofstra on Wednesday night in a Colonial Athletic Association thriller.

    The shot overshadowed a great performance by Hofstra's Taran Buie, who scored 29 points and tied a Hofstra single-game record with seven 3-pointers. This, after starting off 1-for-8 from the floor.

    It was the final play that left Drexel (7-11, 3-3) triumphant and Hofstra (5-14, 2-4) livid.

    With the score tied 52-all and the clock winding down, Massenat tried to step through two Hofstra defenders who nearly had him trapped beyond half-court. He launched a prayer from there and the ball swished through the net as the final buzzer sounded.

    Hofstra head coach Moe Cassara, his staff and players argued vehemently that Massenat traveled to get off the shot. But the officials conferred, and disagreed.

    Damion Lee had 14 points for Drexel.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DREX
    HOF
    Points 55 52
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 5-10 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 8

    2012-13 Season

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