HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Eli Pemberton had 25 points and eight rebounds as Hofstra defeated James Madison 82-76 on Saturday.
The game was the Colonial Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Jalen Ray had 18 points for Hofstra (10-4, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Tareq Coburn added 15 points. Desure Buie had 15 points and six rebounds for the visiting team.
After falling behind 36-30 at halftime, Hofstra outscored James Madison 52-40 in the second half to earn the 6-point victory. The Pride's 52 points in the second half marked a season best for the team.
Darius Banks, the Dukes' second leading scorer coming into the contest at 14 points per game, was held to 6 points (2 of 10).
Hofstra takes on Towson on the road on Monday. James Madison plays Northeastern at home on Monday.
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