Tanksley, however, has been bringing the fire. He is 20-25 from 3-point range in the Pride's last four games. The spark has Hofstra off to its best seven-game start since the 2009-10 team was 6-1.
RaShid Gaston was right with Tanksley, scoring 28 points for Norfolk State (4-4) on 12 of 15 shooting. He attempted no 3s.
Tanksley scored 17 points with four of his 3-pointers en route to a 43-40 halftime lead. Hofstra broke away with a 9-0 run - Tanksley adding seven and Bernardi two.