Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich is pulled back to the bench as he directs his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against LIU Brooklyn, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo
December 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) Ameen Tanksley scored a career-high 32 points and Juan'ya Green had the first triple-double in program history as Hofstra ran away from LIU Brooklyn 88-62 on Sunday at the Barclays Center.

Tanksley, who came into the game ranked third in the nation in 3-point percentage at 55.4, hit 5 of 11 shots from the arc and grabbed eight rebounds. Green scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pride (8-4), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The Blackbirds (4-7), who had a four-game winning streak end, were led by 14 points from Nura Zanna.

Tanksley scored 17 points in the first half when Hofstra took a 45-25 lead. Hofstra made 8 of 14 3-pointers in the half and 14 of 27 for the game. The 14 3-pointers were one short of the program record.

LIU opened the second half on a 12-4 run but Hofstra responded with a 10-0 run and later a 14-0 run to go up 29 points.

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