- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Ryan Daly scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Delaware pulled away in the final minute to beat Hofstra 81-76 on Friday night in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.

No. 9 seed Delaware (13-19) plays top-seeded UNC Wilmington in a quarterfinal on Saturday. No. 8 seed Hofstra (15-17), which swept the Blue Hens during the regular season, has lost three of its last five games.

Eric Carter added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Delaware. Justin Wright-Foreman had 23 points to lead Hofstra.

Delaware’s Cazmon Hayes blocked Deron Powers’ jumper and then Carter hit a bucket to give the Blue Hens a 76-74 lead with 1:04 remaining. Brian Bernardi missed a jumper on the Pride’s next possession, and Delaware made 3 of 4 free throws to make it 79-76. Powers, who finished with 18 points, missed a 3 and Daly made two free throws to seal it.


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