The Hofstra men’s basketball team returns home to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on Thursday when it hosts Delaware in a game that will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
It will be a special 6:30 p.m. tip time from the Mack Sports Complex.
The game will serve as Hofstra’s Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers game and the coaching staff will wear sneakers with their suits during the game to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.
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 during normal business hours.
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 14-6 overall and 5-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play and won five of its first seven conference contests despite playing five of them on the road. The Pride has played three straight games decided by two points. It is the first time Hofstra has had a streak of that nature since December 19, 1978 – January 10, 1979, when they played four straight two-point games.
Senior Desure Buie continues to lead Hofstra in scoring, assists, and, and steals as he is averaging 18.7 points, 5.3 assists, and 2.2 steals per outing. Sophomore Isaac Kante leads the Pride in rebounding with 7.3 per game, while ranking fifth on the team with 10.1 points per game. Senior Eli Pemberton (15.6), junior Jalen Ray (12.2), and junior Tareq Coburn (10.9) also averaging in double figures for the Pride.
Delaware brings a 13-7 overall mark and a 3-4 league record into Thursday’s contest. They are coming off a 79-78 win over Elon on Saturday. Nate Darling is averaging 19.4 points per game to lead the Blue hens, while Ryan Allen is second with 13.7 points per outing. Justyn Mutts leads Delaware with 8.4 rebounds per game and is third with 12 points per contest. Kevin Anderson has 71 assists to lead the Blue Hens.
It will be a familiar foe for Hofstra on Thursday as the Pride and the Blue Hens have met 91 times in the longtime series, with Hofstra holding a 59-32 advantage. The 91 all-time meetings ranks as the Pride’s most-played opponent all-time. The Pride and Delaware first met in the 1954-55 season with Hofstra winning both meetings that season. Hofstra has won five straight meetings and has won 10 of the last 11 meetings dating back to the 2014-15 season.
Hofstra Athletics has partnered with the University’s Career Center for their Career Closet event that is being held in February. The University is looking for any fans attending upcoming home games to bring any new or gently-used professional attire to January home games. There will be a drop-off area located outside the ticket office of the Mack Sports Complex. These items will assist Hofstra students who are interviewing for jobs and internships.