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NEWARK, NJ-- Basketball's bright lights shined upon The Prudential Center Thursday night as the 2012 NBA Draft gave NBA homes to some of the biggest names in college basketball. The Hofstra Chronicle sports staff was at The Rock and broke down The Draft pick by pick.
Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager might have been all smiles at Jeff Hathaway's introductory press conference at Hofstra University on Tuesday, but recent news gives him all the reasons in the world to be frowning.
Mike Moore led the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring this season and was rewarded for that by being named to the CAA's All-Conference second team at Thursday night's postseason awards banquet.
Seeing a team's statistical standing on paper is one thing; measuring momentum is something completely different. After its 93-64 victory over UNC-Wilmington on senior day Saturday, the Hofstra men's basketball team just received a surge of momentum as it entered the CAA Tournament on Friday.
The Hofstra women's basketball team took a huge step towards clinching the number three spot in the CAA after defeating UNC-Wilmington, 66-55 on Sunday afternoon.
For a moment the ball hung in midair momentarily after striking the front of the rim. You could hear the crowd holding its breath as senior guard Nicole Capurso's three-pointer from the right elbow looked to have missed short, but time sped up, the ball dropped through the cylinder and the Mack exploded.
With the Hofstra men's basketball team down only one point to William and Mary, Tribe sophomore guard Brandon Britt held the ball straight away from the basket. Britt launched a deep three and drained it to put the Tribe up four with 18 seconds to play.
The conference leading Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) Rams (11-3) defeated the Hofstra Pride (6-8) 80-63 at the Mack Sports Complex Monday night. The loss snapped a three game winning-streak for Hofstra as it dropped its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) record to 0-2.
NEWARK, DE—Fifteen feet from the basket, two uncontested chances for points. But at the free throw line, there is so much pressure especially late in the game.