HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)Tyler Thomas scored 28 points as Hofstra beat UNC Wilmington 70-46 on Thursday night.

Thomas also had seven rebounds for the Pride (13-8, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association). Aaron Estrada scored 17 points while shooting 8 for 18, including 1 for 7 from beyond the arc, and added seven rebounds and four steals. Warren Williams shot 4 of 5 from the field to finish with eight points.

Maleeck Harden-Hayes led the Seahawks (15-6, 5-3) in scoring, finishing with 13 points. Donovan Newby added eight points for UNC Wilmington.

Hofstra got a team-high nine points across the first half from Thomas, but it was only enough to head to the locker room with the score tied at the half 30-30. Hofstra took the lead for what would be the final time on Estrada’s layup with 19:02 left in the contest. His team would outscore UNC Wilmington by 24 points in the final half.

NEXT UP

Up next for Hofstra is a Thursday matchup with Elon on the road, while UNC Wilmington visits Stony Brook on Saturday.

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