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Claxton Announces Ambitious Non-Conference Schedule for the Hofstra Men’s Basketball Team

Hofstra University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Speedy Claxton recently announced his squad’s non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign. 

The 12-game slate features four home games at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex and road games against Houston, which advanced to the Final Four a year ago, and Arkansas, which advanced to the Elite 8 in 2020-21. Additionally, the Pride will face NCAA Tournament participants Iona and Maryland, and National Invitation Tournament participant Richmond. 

“What an incredible non-conference schedule we have been able to put together,” commented Claxton. “There are some really exciting matchups on the schedule that I know our Hofstra community will be thrilled to see us play. I look forward to seeing our great fans at both the Mack Sports Complex and on the road supporting the Pride this season!”

Hofstra will play its first five games of the season away from home as the schedule gets underway at Houston on November 9. The season-opening swing will also see the Pride travel to Duquesne (November 13), Iona (November 16), Maryland (November 19), and Richmond (November 22). 

The Pride will then play its next four games at home, starting with a November 24 tilt against local rival Molloy. The four-game home stand includes games against Detroit Mercy (November 27), Princeton (December 1), and Bucknell (December 4). 

The Long Island Rivalry is next up for Hofstra with a trip out east to face Stony Brook on December 8. 

The non-conference schedule concludes with a pair of road games as the Pride heads to Arkansas on December 18 before taking on Monmouth on December 22. 

Hofstra begins Colonial Athletic Association play on December 29 at William & Mary. 

For ticket information, visit, call (516) HOF-TIXX, or visit the Hofstra Athletics Ticket Office in the lobby of the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. 

Hofstra Athletics is excited to welcome back spectators to the Mack Sports Complex for the 2021-22 season. We are looking forward to having the Hofstra family back with us. Health & safety guidelines for attending basketball games this year are being finalized, and we will update you in the coming weeks on what will be required to enter the Mack Sports Complex this year.

Both season and single game tickets are currently on sale now. For ticket information, visit, call (516) HOF-TIXX, or visit the Hofstra Athletics Ticket Office in the lobby of the Mack Sports Complex. 

Teams At A Glance
Houston (11/9) – First meeting
Duquesne (11/13) – Second meeting; first since 1976-77
Iona (11/16) – 42nd meeting; teams met in 2020-21
Maryland (11/19) – Sixth meeting; first since 2018-19
Richmond (11/22) – Fifth meeting; teams met in 2020-21
Molloy (11/24) – Third meeting; first since 2017-18
Detroit Mercy (11/27) – First meeting
Princeton (12/1) – Seventh meeting; first since 2019-20
Bucknell (12/4) – 31st meeting; first since 2019-20
Stony Brook (12/8) – 30th meeting; teams met in 2020-21
Arkansas (12/18) – Third meeting; first since 1977-78
Monmouth (12/22) – 12th meeting; teams met in 2020-21

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