NEWARK, Del. – Hofstra guard Justin Wright-Foreman finished with 32 points and knocked down a clutch three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to give the Pride a 64-59 CAA victory over Delaware Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Blue Hens (11-12, 4-6 CAA), playing their first game without All-CAA guard Ryan Daly, led for most of the night before an eight-point Hofsta spurt put the Pride (13-9, 6-4 CAA) in front 54-53 with 5:15 to play. Eric Carter answered with a jumper for Delaware, and the Blue Hens were still within a pair at 60-58 after Skye Johnson (left) converted a layup with 39 seconds to go.

However Hofstra ran down the shot clock before Wright-Foreman buried a contested three-pointer from the top of the key with 12 seconds left to put the game away.

Wright-Foreman, the fifth leader scorer in the nation, posted his sixth 30-point game of the season for the Pride, while Eli Pemberton added 12 points and Rokas Gustys grabbed 13 rebounds.

Carter recorded his sixth double-double of the season with team-highs of 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Hens, who held the lead for nearly 33 minutes. Ryan Allen contributed 11 points, but fouled out with 5:15 remaining in the contest, while Johnson added 10 points and four rebounds.

Delaware used a 14-point run midway through the first half to take a 24-13 lead, but Hofstra scored 10 straight points of its own late in the period to pull within one. However the Blue Hens answered by closing the stanza on a seven-point spurt, taking a 36-28 halftime lead following a last second jumper by Allen.

Delaware did not trail during the first 14:45 of the second period, before Hofstra scored eight in a row to set up the dramatic finish.

“We ran out of offensive firepower in the second half, we’ve got to find better ways to manufacture points. Ryan Allen fouling out really hurt us, since we didn’t have many outside options. Give credit to Wright-Foreman, he’s a really good player and hit a tough shot at the end. This is our group for awhile, and we’ll work to get better. We’re not into moral victories, I hope this one hurts and bothers our guys.”

“Hofstra just executed better than we did down the stretch, we didn’t close out the game the way we needed to. The last four minutes they wanted it more; you can’t take a play off in this league, and that’s what happened. There’s no excuse, it doesn’t matter who’s out there on the floor. We have to battle, execute better, and work better as a team.”

• Delaware shot 47.1 percent from the field but was just 3 of 14 from behind the arc
• The Blue Hens won the rebounding battle, 35-31
• Allen hit two triples and has now made a three-pointer in all 20 games, tied for the fifth longest streak in UD history
• Allen reached double figures for the seventh game in a row
• Hofstra has won eight of the last nine meetings between the schools, including the last four at the BCC
• Daly is expected to miss the next three weeks after suffering a left ankle sprain Thursday vs. Charleston

Delaware vs. *Towson – February 1, 2018 (7 p.m.)
Delaware at *Elon – February 3, 2018 (7 p.m.)
Delaware vs. *Northeastern – February 8, 2018 (7 p.m.)

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