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Hofstra MBB Selected For College Basketball Invitational

The Hofstra Men's Basketball team giving high fives to fans at the Barclays Center. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team giving high fives to fans at the Barclays Center. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team earned a berth in the postseason College Basketball Invitational, it was announced this evening.

Hofstra will host Vermont on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Ticket will be available for purchase beginning Monday at 12 p.m. by visiting HofstraTickets.com or by calling the Hofstra Athletics Box Office at (516) HOF-TIXX.

The postseason berth is the 11th in the Division I history (since 1972-73) for the Pride and the program’s third appearance in the CBI (2009-10 and 2010-11).

Hofstra (20-13) advanced to the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship before dropping a heartbreaking double overtime contest on a last second three-pointer by William & Mary.

This season marks the 10th time in the program’s Division I history that Hofstra has won at least 20 games.

Vermont will bring an 18-13 record into Wednesday’s meeting with the Pride. The Catamounts advanced to the semifinals of the America East Basketball Playoffs where they dropped a 79-77 decision to Stony Brook.

The teams have two common opponents this season in Stony Brook and Wagner. Hofstra went 2-0 vs. the Seawolves and Seahawks, while Vermont went 3-1 (2-1 vs. Stony Brook and 1-0 vs. Wagner).

Former rivals in the America East Conference, Hofstra and Vermont have faced each other 19 times prior to this week. The Pride own a narrow 10-9 lead in the series and Hofstra earned a 68-55 win over Vermont in the last meeting between the schools during the 2000-01 campaign.

For more information on the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.gohofstra.com

For more information on the College Basketball Invitational fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.gazellegroup.com/events/cbi/index_main.htm

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