Win Streak at 15 Following Hofstra’s Rout Of James Madison


Harrisonburg, VA - Senior Justin Wright-Foreman scored 23 points and junior Eli Pemberton added 20 points, including a 90-foot buzzer beater at the end of the first half, to lead the Hofstra Men's Basketball team to its 15th consecutive victory, an 85-68 victory over James Madison on Thursday evening at the JMU Convocation Center. The overall win streak is the longest active win streak in the nation. Hofstra's six straight road wins is tied for the longest current road win streak in the nation. Hofstra improves to 18-3 overall and 8-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play with the win. James Madison falls to 9-12 and 2-6 in league play. The 18-3 start is not only Hofstra's best-ever at the NCAA Division I level (since 1966-67) it is the best since the 1961-62 squad also began the year 18-3. The win streak is the third-longest in program history, only eclipsed by a 23-game streak over the 1959-60 and 1960-61 seasons and an 18-game streak in 2000-01. Hofstra fell into an early 9-4 hole before eventually recovering and taking a 10-9 lead after six straight points as Wright-Foreman hit a three-pointer at the 13:10 mark. With the score tied at 15, Hofstra would use an 11-4 run to push the lead to seven, 26-19, with 8:12 left after a pair of free throws from Pemberton. The Pride would pull away as the remainder of the first stanza concluded as they pushed the lead to nine as Pemberton drained a 90-foot full-court shot at the first half buzzer to give Hof