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Hofstra Men’s Basketball Heads North For Nationally-Televised Showdown With Northeastern

The Hofstra men’s basketball team will renew one of the top rivalries in the Colonial Athletic Association this week when the Pride travels to Boston to take on Northeastern on Thursday night in a game that will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.

Tip-off from Matthews Arena is slated for 8 p.m.

The game will be a rematch of last year’s CAA championship game as the Pride and the Huskies have established themselves as two of the top teams in the league.

In addition to the CBS Sports Network broadcast, there will also be live video, as well as a Pride Productions live audio only broadcast (via WRHU 88.7 FM). Links to all, as well as the live statistics, can be found on this page as well as on the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com.

Hofstra is 12-5 overall and 3-1 in CAA play following a dominating 102-75 win over Elon on Saturday. It was the Desure Buie show for the Pride as the senior poured in a career-high 44 points to carry Hofstra to the win. Sophomores Isaac Kante (19 points) and Omar Silverio (13 points) each tied their career-highs in the victory. The 44 points are the fifth-most in a single-game in program history and four shy of the program record. It is also the sixth-most in CAA history and the single-game high in the conference this season. It is tied for the fourth-most in a game this season in NCAA Division I play.

Buie upped his scoring average to 18.8 points per game, while also leading the team with 5.4 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest. Senior Eli Pemberton is second with 16 points per outing and also contributes 5.6 rebounds per game. Juniors Jalen Ray and Tareq Coburn also average in double figures with 12.4 and 10.9 points per game, respectively. Sophomore Isaac Kante is the team-leader in rebounding at 6.8 caroms per game and is fifth in scoring with 9.7 points per game.

Northeastern is 9-7 this year and has an identical 3-1 CAA record. The Huskies dropped a narrow 66-64 decision at home to William & Mary on Saturday. Shaquille Walters had 15 points and nine rebounds in the game, while Bolden Brace tied him for team-high honors with 15 points as well. Jordan Roland leads Northeastern with 21.3 points per game, while Tyson Walker is second with 11.9 points per outing. Brace is also averaging in double figures with 10.2 points per game and leads the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Walker is averaging a team-high 3.4 assists per contest.

Thursday’s game will be the 47th all-time meeting between Hofstra and Northeastern in a series that is deadlocked at 23-23. The teams first met during the 1949-50 campaign, but the second meeting didn’t occur until the 1994-95 season. The Pride and the Huskies met three times a season ago with Northeastern winning at home and in the CAA Tournament, while the Pride picked up the victory in Hempstead. Hofstra recently had a five-game win streak in the series from 2016-18, but the Huskies have won three of the last four meetings.

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