No more than three points separated the teams for the first six minutes before Hofstra surged on a 14-2 run. With a barrage of 3-pointers by Agudio and Loren Stokes, Hofstra (1-3) led by as many as 18 and held a 43-29 edge at the half.
Markel Humphrey had two dunks early in the second half that helped Marshall's comeback against Hofstra. photo by Greg Perry/HI staff
Mark Dorris scored eight straight points to begin the second half and Marshall (1-3) ran off 13 unanswered points to get back in the game.
A jam by Markel Humphrey put Marshall briefly in the lead 48-47 with 14:20 to go. But another 3-pointer and two free throws by Agudio with 7:11 left finally stabilized Hofstra, putting the Pride back in the lead for good.
Marshall came within two on two free throws by Markel Humphrey with 32.3 seconds to go. But the Pride sank four throws to seal the victory.
Mark Dorris scored 8 of Marshall's 13 points in a run early in the second half that eliminated Hofstra's lead. photo by Greg Perry/HI staff