Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic - Recap - Belmont Defeats Hofstra 85-75

Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic - Recap - Belmont Defeats Hofstra 85-75

Craig Bradshaw scored 24 points leading Belmont to an 85-75 victory over Hofstra at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday.

Belmont won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 14.5-point spread.

Belmont got 22 points from J.J. Mann and another 12 points from Drew Windler. Craig Bradshaw contributed 5 assists, while Blake Jenkins cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Hofstra got 25 points from Zeke Upshaw in a losing cause and another 16 points from Stephen Nwaukoni. Dion Nesmith contributed 3 assists for them, while Stephen Nwaukoni had 10 rebounds.

Belmont trailed at halftime, 46-43.

The rebound battle favored Hofstra as they grabbed 36 boards, while Belmont only had 33.