One of the best rivalries in the Colonial Athletic Association will be renewed on Saturday when the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team hosts William & Mary. The game will be a “WHITE OUT” and all fans are encouraged to wear white to the game.
A ton of great promotions are planned for Saturday as the first 1,000 fans and 1,000 students in attendance will receive a free Hofstra “White Out” t-shirt. In addition, there will be a halftime performance by the “Air Elite Dunkers”.
Tip-off from a sold-out David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is scheduled for 4 p.m. between the two CAA rivals.
There are VERY limited STUDENT tickets available for the game. There are NO tickets available to the general public.
The game will be broadcast by CBS Sports Digital and Pride Productions will have an audio only broadcast of the contest. Links to both, as well as the live statistics, can be found on this page as well as the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com.
Hofstra (20-4, 10-1 CAA) picked up its 20th win of the season on Thursday with a dominating 102-61 victory over Elon. The Pride, which led 57-22 at halftime, got 21 points (seven three-pointers) from junior Tareq Coburn as well as 16 points from senior Justin Wright-Foreman, 15 points and nine rebounds from graduate student Jacquil Taylor and 15 points and four assists from senior Desure Buie. Junior Eli Pemberton dished out a career-high nine assists for the Pride.
The Pride has a trio of players averaging double figures as Wright-Foreman (25.1), Pemberton (15.2) and Buie (10.4) lead the way in the scoring column. Taylor is tops on the team with 7.8 rebounds per game, while Buie is dishing out nearly five assists per outing.
William & Mary is 9-15 overall and 5-7 in league play following a 72-60 loss at Northeastern on Thursday. Nathan Knight, who had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Tribe against the Huskies, leads William & Mary in scoring (19.2) and assists (3.7) and ranks second in rebounding (8.6). Justin Pierce leads the Tribe with 8.6 caroms per contest.
In a series that has quickly become one of Hofstra’s top rivalries, the Pride lead the all-time meetings, 20-13, with all the meetings occurring since Hofstra joined the CAA in the 2001-02 season. The team’s split the two meetings last season with each winning on their respective home courts. In addition to their regular season meetings over the past few years, the Pride and Tribe met in the CAA Championship semifinals in both 2014-15 (double overtime) and 2015-16. Hofstra has won three of the last four meetings, including an epic 93-90 triple overtime victory over William & Mary on January 10.
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