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William & Mary 79, Hofstra 74

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The Colonial Athletic Association schedule makers didn’t do any favors for the Hofstra Pride.

Coming off back-to-back losses — by a combined 10 points — to the conference’s top two teams, the Pride traveled to Williamsburg, Va., on Wednesday night to face the third-place William & Mary Tribe.

Much like they did against the top two teams, the Pride gave another top CAA team all it could handle but fell short again, 79-74, to stretch their losing streak to five in a row.

After trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, Hofstra rallied to cut the deficit to just three with 3:01 remaining.

Hofstra senior forward Zeke Upshaw and William & Mary freshman guard Omar Prewitt put on their own little scoring clinic for the next 90 seconds.

Upshaw’s 3-pointer at the 3:01 mark cut the Hofstra deficit to 66-63, but Prewitt answered with his own 3-pointer 30 seconds later.

Upshaw once again connected from beyond the arc, and Prewitt once again answered to give the Tribe a 72-66 lead.

Upshaw was fouled on his next 3-point attempt, and he sank all three free throws. Prewitt answered with a layup to push the William & Mary lead back out to 74-69.

Hofstra (8-22, 4-11) scored the next three points, but the Tribe (18-10, 10-5) converted five free throws in the final 37 seconds to seal the game.

Upshaw finished with a game-high 28 points. All seven of his field goals came from 3-point distance.

Prewitt and senior guard Brandon Britt each scored 16 to lead William & Mary. Senior forward Kyle Gaillard had 15.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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