- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Joe Chealy knocked down five 3-pointers and put up a career-high 31 points as College of Charleston beat Hofstra, 77-71 Saturday to remain unbeaten in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Chealey was 9 of 16 from the field, including 5 of 8 from behind the 3-point arc, and converted 8 of 10 from the line to ignite a Charleston offense that shot 51.9 percent from the field overall (27 of 52) and 9 of 15 from distance.

Chealey scored 17 of his points in the first half and reached the 30-point mark for the second time in his career. Grant Riller scored 17 points for the Cougars (13-4, 4-0).

Eli Pemberton and Justin Wright-Foreman scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead Hofstra (9-8, 1-3). The Pride shot 27 of 55 from the field (49.1 percent), including 8 of 21 from distance and held a 33-29 advantage on the glass.

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