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The Wednesday afternoon hoops roundup

There were three very exciting local college hoops games on Tuesday night:

  • St. John's (16-9, 8-5 in the Big East) has now won three straight, and five of six, after its 80-68 win at Marquette. Here are links to my analysis of the game, and the recap.

  • Seton Hall (11-5, 5-9 in the Big East) played another ranked team very tough at the Prudential Center, but lost to No. 14 Villanova 60-57. Here are links to my story from the game, and the recap.

  • Hofstra (18-9, 12-4 in the Colonial) struggled at home with William & Mary (7-20, 3-13), but ended up winning in about as dramatic a fashion as you can win a game. Charles Jenkins (who had a game-high 28 points) hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to send it into overtime, and then hit a 35-footer at the final buzzer of overtime to lift the Pride to an 81-78 victory.

    Here are links to the recap, and to video highlights of Jenkins' heroics.

    With the win, Hofstra also clinched a top-four seed in the CAA tournament, which means the Pride will receive a bye in the first round -- huge for them.