HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Ron Curry scored five points in the final two minutes and finished with 20 points and six assists to give James Madison a 59-53 victory over Hofstra Monday night.
James Madison (9-16, 4-7 Colonial Athletic Association) which had lost three consecutive conference games, had to weather a late rally by Hofstra to get the win. The Dukes had a comfortable 34-24 halftime advantage and were up 46-29 with 14:00 remaining in the game. The Hofstra defense then shut down the Dukes, scoring 18 unanswered points to lead 47-46 with 6:27 left.
James Madison retook the lead following a layup by Curry and held on for the win.
The Dukes missed all 11 3-point attempts but hit 21 of 48 from the field, while Hofstra made only 29.1 percent field goal attempts.