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3-point buzzer-beater drops Towson in loss to Hofstra

Towson's head coach Pat Skerry talk to his players in the game against Maryland in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 71 - 66 against Towson. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Justin Wright-Foreman scored 35 points with six 3-pointers and Jalen Ray's 3 at the buzzer lifted Hofstra to a 76-73 win over Towson on Thursday night.

Hunter Sabety grabbed Brian Starr's missed 3, Ray took the outlet pass, dribbled to about 25-feet out and got the shot away with defenders trailing the play.

Starr made two free throws with 26 seconds left for a 73-70 lead. Wright-Foreman tied it with his 3 with 17.7 seconds left.

Towson led 67-57 after Zane Martin made a pair of free throws with 5:22 left, but the Tigers committed turnovers on three straight possessions. Martin committed two of the turnovers and Wright-Foreman and Stafford Trueheart converted 3s to tie it at 67. Martin made a jumper for a 71-70 lead but missed two free throws on the next possession.

Eli Pemberton scored 12 points for Hofstra (10-7, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association) and Rokas Gustys added 10.

Justin Gorham led Towson (12-6, 2-3) with 20 points, Martin, 17 and Eddie Keith II, 10.

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