The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will return to the friendly confines of the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex this week when it hosts Towson for a two-game set.
The Pride and the Tigers will face each other on Saturday and Sunday with both games beginning at 2 p.m.
The games will air on FloHoops and WRHU (88.7 FM) will provide an audio-only broadcast available on Pride Productions and WRHU.org. All links can be found at the top of this release and on the Hofstra Men’s Basketball schedule page on GoHofstra.com. For the audio only broadcast, via WRHU, Saturday’s game will air on WRHU (88.7 FM) – available on the Pride Productions portal and on WRHU.org – and Sunday’s game will be available on the HAWC (accessible via WRHU.org).
Hofstra is 7-6 this year and 3-3 in Colonial Athletic Association play after a weekend split with Delaware. The Pride led wire-to-wire on Sunday in holding off a late Blue Hen surge to get the victory. Jalen Ray, who had 23 points on Sunday and 25 on Friday at Delaware, leads Hofstra with 18.3 points per game. He is joined in double figures by senior Tareq Coburn and junior Isaac Kante with 15.0 and 12.7 points, respectively. Kante is also the Pride’s top rebounder with 10.6 caroms per game. Sophomore Caleb Burgess is averaging 8.3 points and 4.8 assists per game, and is coming off a career-best 17 points at Delaware on Sunday.
Towson enters this weekend with a 3-5 overall mark and a 2-1 record in conference play after sweeping UNCW on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Zane Martin leads Towson in scoring with 16.6 points per game and he is also tops on the team with 3.3 assists per contest. Nicolas Timberlake is second on the Tigers with 11.4 points per game. Solomon Uyaelunmo is Towson’s top rebounder at 6.1 rebounds per outing.
Hofstra is 44-27 all-time against Towson and the Pride has won five of the last six and eight of the last 11 in the series. The Hofstra/Towson series, which began with an 86-71 Pride victory during the 1982-83 season, is the Pride’s third-most common series in program history. The 71 all-time meetings ranks only behind Delaware (96) and Drexel (92).
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