The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will close the home portion of its 2018-19 schedule tomorrow when it hosts James Madison at 4 p.m. The game will serve as Hofstra’s Coaches Cure Cystic Fibrosis (CCCF) game and coaches will be wearing warm-up suits in recognition of the cause. Wearing the warm up suits at Coaches Cure CF Awareness games highlights and honors the dedicated discipline which those who struggle with this life threatening illness must demonstrate every day.
Tip-off from the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is slated for 4 p.m. The program will honor its four seniors (Dan Dwyer, Jacquil Taylor, Justin Wright-Foreman and Kenny Wormley) in a pregame ceremony. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to join us in honoring the incredible senior class.
For ticket information visit HofstraTickets.com, call (516) HOF-TIXX or stop by the Hofstra Athletics Ticket Office in the lobby of the Mack Sports Complex.
In honor of “Senior Day” for Justin Wright-Foreman, there will be 1,000 #3 t-shirts given out to the Hofstra students in attendance.
There will be Pride Productions live video and audio of the game as well as live statistics. Links to all three can be found on this page and on the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com. The audio for the broadcasts is courtesy of WRHU (88.7 FM).
Hofstra improved to 23-5 overall and 13-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play with a thrilling 91-82 double overtime victory over Towson on Thursday. Graduate student Jacquil Taylor posted 14 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead the way, while Wright-Foreman scored 28 points for the Pride. Sophomore Jalen Ray drained five three-pointers en route to 17 points and five assists.
Hofstra, which is 15-0 at home this season and has won 18 straight home games dating back to last season, will be looking to complete its first undefeated home slate since going 12-0 at home during the 1999-2000 campaign.
Wright-Foreman leads the team with 26.4 points per game, while Taylor is averaging 8.1 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per contest. Taylor also leads the squad with 49 blocked shots, while senior Desure Buie has 148 assists to rank first on the team in that category.
James Madison is 12-16 overall and 5-10 in the league following a 76-60 loss at Northeastern on Thursday. Matt Lewis had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Dukes, while Deshon Parker led JMU with 17 points. Stuckey Mosley leads James Madison with 17.3 points per game this season, while Dwight Wilson ranks fourth in scoring at 9.3 points per game and leads the Dukes with 7.6 rebounds per contest.
Hofstra leads the all-time series with James Madison, 19-12, with all 31 previous meetings occurring since the Pride joined the Colonial Athletic Association in 2001-02. Hofstra has won four straight in the series, including an 85-68 win in Harrisonburg back on January 24. Wright-Foreman led Hofstra with 23 points in the game, while junior Eli Pemberton added 20. After the Dukes opened the all-time series with four consecutive victories, Hofstra would go on to win the next 13 meetings to take a commanding lead.