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Hofstra MBB To Face Holy Cross In Florida

The Hofstra men’s basketball team will continue its tough early season travel schedule this weekend when it heads south to Florida to take part in the Boca Raton Beach Classic. The Pride will take on Holy Cross on Sunday and either Canisius or Mercer on Monday.

The two games will be played at FAU Arena (Florida Atlantic) in Boca Raton, Florida. The game against the Crusaders will tip at 3 p.m. and the Pride’s next contest will start at either 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. depending on Hofstra’s result on day one.

There will be live video, via Conference USA TV, as well as a live audio only broadcast from WRHU (88.7 FM). Links to both, and the live statistics, can be found on this page and on the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com.

Since beginning its west coast road trip on November 20, Hofstra has traveled more than 7,000 miles over its last four games including this contest in Florida against Holy Cross.

The Pride brings a 4-3 overall record into Sunday’s game as Hofstra has won three of its last four since November 15.

Coming off a career-high tying 28 points against San Diego, senior Eli Pemberton now leads Hofstra in scoring with 17.1 points per game and is followed by junior Jalen Ray (15.9), senior Desure Buie (15.3), junior Tareq Coburn (12.0), and sophomore Isaac Kante (10.3). Coburn and Kante lead the way in rebounding with 7.0 and 6.3 per game, respectively, while Buie is dishing out a team-high 6.4 assists per outing.

Holy Cross is 0-5 this year and most recently dropped an 82-74 decision to Harvard on November 22. The Crusaders will play Florida Atlantic on Friday evening before facing Hofstra. Drew Lowder leads Holy Cross with 16.4 points and 4.0 assists per game, while Joe Pridgen is second in scoring at 11.3 points per outing and leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per contest.

Hofstra is 2-5 all-time against Holy Cross in a series that began during the 1977-78 season. The Crusaders won that first encounter, 100-88, but the Pride won the last meeting, 71-56, in 2010-11 as Charles Jenkins posted 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists to power the Pride to the victory.

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