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Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic - Recap - Hofstra Defeats Hartford 81-78

Dion Nesmith scored 27 points for Hofstra on Saturday, leading them to an 81-78 victory over Hartford at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Hofstra was an underdog by 4.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Hofstra got 12 points from Zeke Upshaw and another 10 points from Darren Payen. Jamall Robinson contributed 2 assists, while Stephen Nwaukoni cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Hartford got 16 points from Taylor Dyson in a losing cause and another 15 points from Mark Nwakamma. Oren Faulk contributed 3 assists for them, while Oren Faulk had 8 rebounds.

Hofstra led at halftime, 37-31.

The rebound battle favored Hofstra as they grabbed 36 boards, while Hartford only had 24.