Hofstra overcomes slow start, beats Mount St. Mary's 79-61
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) Justin Wright-Foreman had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Hofstra overcame a slow start Friday night to win its season opener 79-61 over Mount St. Mary's.
The Pride missed their first 12 shots from the field and fell behind 16-1 before Tareq Coburn's jumper with 12:02 left in the first half. Hofstra outscored the Mount 28-12 over the rest of the half to take a 31-28 lead into the break.
Hofstra led the entire second half, pushing to a 46-35 advantage early in the period and building to their largest lead at 69-49 with 6:48 left in the game.
Jalen Gibbs had 21 points, K.J. Scott added 14 and Nana Opoku scored 12 for the Mountaineers (0-2).
Updated November 9, 2018