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The Flying Dutchmen ran their winning streak to four games Saturday night when they beat Florida Atlantic 88-80. The Dutchmen will look to produce the third five-game winning streak of the Joe Mihalich Era tonight, when St. Bonaventure visits the Arena. Here’s a quick look back at the win over Florida Atlantic and a look ahead to St. Bonaventure.
THE MOST RECENT GAME SUMMARIZED IN ONE PARAGRAPH
Eli Pemberton scored a team-high 22 points and added 10 rebounds as the Dutchmen outscored Florida Atlantic 19-7 over the final five minutes to win a back-and-forth game in which each team blew leads of nine points. Pemberton scored the Dutchmen’s final five points from the free throw line, but Jamall Robinson fueled the run by scoring eight of his 12 points. Deron Powers (17 points), Ty Greer (15 points) and Brian Bernardi (11 points) also scored in double figures for the Dutchmen, who received just four points but 15 rebounds from Rokas Gustys. Powers had eight assists while Hunter Sabety added seven points and seven rebounds in only 11 minutes.
3 STARS OF THE GAME (vs. Florida Atlantic 11/29)
3: Eli Pemberton
2: Deron Powers
1: Jamall Robinson
Eli Pemberton 14
Brian Bernardi 11
Justin Wright-Foreman 8
Deron Powers 7
Rokas Gustys 7
Ty Greer 4
Jamall Robinson 3
BUIE’S BAD NEWS
Upon returning from Florida on Sunday, Hofstra issued a press release announcing that sophomore guard Desure Buie will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn left ACL and torn left meniscus. Buie was injured last Tuesday in the Dutchmen’s 88-86 win over Columbia. He averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 assists in eight games this season. Buie is the second Dutchmen in as many seasons to suffer a season-ending torn ACL. Senior swingman Malik Nichols missed the final 15 games of the 2015-16 campaign.
OVER THE AIR
Hofstra will provide both a video and radio feed at the Pride Productions hub.
ST. BONAVENTURE AND THE ATLANTIC 10
Hofstra is 1-3 all-time against St. Bonaventure The Dutchmen earned their lone win in the most recent meeting between the schools Nov. 28, 2015, when they beat the Bonnies 89-83 in Olean.
At KenPom.com today, Hofstra is ranked 174th while St. Bonaventure is ranked 66th.
St. Bonaventure is 5-2 this season. The Bonnies beat Buffalo, 90-84, in their most recent game Saturday. Hofstra and St. Bonaventure have two mutual foes this season. The Bonnies beat Siena, 81-74, last Wednesday and will host UNC Wilmington on Saturday. The Dutchmen will host Siena Dec. 22 and face UNC Wilmington in CAA play on Jan. 14 and Feb. 19.
Hofstra is 35-102 all-time against current Atlantic 10 schools. The A-10 includes former Hofstra conference foes George Mason (CAA), LaSalle (ECC) and VCU (CAA).
PEMBERTON HITS 100
Eli Pemberton, who was the first Hofstra freshman since Antoine Agudio (2004-05) to open his career by scoring in double digits in his first five games, is already the 19th Dutchmen freshman in the CAA era to score at least 100 points in his debut season. He is tied with Mike Radziejewski for 15th place on the CAA-era freshman scoring list and only 41 points away from moving into the top 10.
1.) Antoine Agudio, 452 (2004-05)
2.) Charles Jenkins, 436 (2007-08)
3.) Kenny Adeleke, 433 (2001-02)
4.) Loren Stokes, 374 (2003-04)
5.) Chaz Williams, 325 (2009-10)
6.) Jamall Robinson, 312 (2013-14)
7.) Halil Kanacevic, 294 (2009-10)
8.) Carlos Rivera, 226 (2003-04)
9.) Nathaniel Lester, 189 (2007-08)
10.) Shemiye McLendon, 178 (2010-11)
11.) Wendell Gibson, 153 (2001-02)
12.) Jordan Allen, 152 (2012-13)
13.) Chris Jenkins, 151 (2013-14)
14.) Rokas Gustys, 140 (2014-15)
15.) Mike Radziejewski, 138 (2001-02)
15.) ELI PEMBERTON, 138 (2016-17)
17.) Aurimas Kieza, 126 (2002-03)
18.) Woody Souffrant, 110 (2001-02)
19.) Moussa Kone, 100 (2011-12)
THINGS YOU CAN SHOUT ON TWITTER IF CALLS GO DO NOT GO HOFSTRA’S WAY
Bob Lanier bias! (The Hall of Famer led St. Bonaventure to the Final Four in 1970)
It’s coming @VCUPav hates you bias! (Our friend Pav does not care for traveling to St. Bonaventure)
Your VBK ruined your program bias! (Jan Van Breda Kolff, the son of Hofstra legend Butch, was fired following a recruiting scandal)
Your New York sportswriters are better than ours bias! (New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro is a St. Bonaventure grad and fan)