The Hofstra men’s basketball team will begin a three-game, nine-day west coast trip on Thursday when it faces UCLA.
Tip time is slated for 11 p.m. (EST) and 8 p.m. local time from Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom and the game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
Links to watch via the Pac-12 Networks, as well as Pride Productions/WRHU audio, can be found on this page and on the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com.
Hofstra will bring a 2-2 record to the west coast after a 111-69 victory over New York Tech this past Friday. It was a night of milestones and career-highs for the Pride as senior Tareq Coburn (23), junior Isaac Kante (19), junior Jalen Ray (19), junior Kevin Schutte (12), and sophomore Omar Silverio (12) all established new career-highs in points. Kante also had his first career double-double (10 rebounds), while senior Desure Buie dished out a season-best 11 assists.
Senior Eli Pemberton moved into 11th-place on the Hofstra all-time scoring list with 1,441 points, passing Leroy Allen (1,435, 1983-87) and Frank Walker (1,437, 1985-89). Buie moved into a tie for seventh-place in career assists at Hofstra with 377, matching the total set by Loren Stokes from 2003-07. Thursday’s game against UCLA will mark the 100th in the career of Pemberton.
Coburn leads Hofstra in scoring and rebounding with averages of 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Pemberton and Ray are tied for second with 14.5 points per outing, while Buie is fourth with 13.3 points and leads the team with 7.3 assists per game.
UCLA is 4-0 this season and most recently posted a 76-61 win over Southern Utah on Monday. Chris Smith leads four players in double figures with an average of 15.5 points per game. Jalen Hill is second on the team in scoring with 13.0 points per outing and leads the Bruins with 8.3 rebounds per game. Tyger Campbell is averaging 10.3 points and a team-best 5.0 assists per contest.
This is the third-ever meeting between Hofstra and UCLA in men’s basketball with the most recent meeting occurring in the 2001 NCAA Tournament. The Pride led that game by four, 33-29, at the break before UCLA rallied to earn a 61-48 victory. Rick Apodaca led Hofstra with 16 points in the game, while Norm Richardson had 12 and Jason Hernandez chipped in with 11. Roberto Gittens added eight rebounds and seven points. The first-ever meeting was a 90-71 Bruins win during the 1979-80 campaign.
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