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Hofstra Looks For Fourth Consecutive Win; Hosts Bucknell On Saturday In SNY-Televised Game

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will look to put the finishing touches on a strong homestand when the Pride hosts Bucknell on Saturday at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. 

Tip-off from the Mack Sports Complex is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will air on SNY. Kevin Dexter and Vin Parise will have the call on SNY. 

Tickets are available for purchase at HofstraTickets.com, by calling (516) HOF-TIXX, or by visiting the Hofstra Athletic Ticket Office in the lobby of the Mack Sports Complex during normal business hours. 

The Pride is in the midst of a three-game win streak, with all three wins at home, to even its record at 4-4 on the year. 

The contest will be streamed live on FloHoops. In addition, WRHU will provide live audio on the Hofstra Alternative Web Channel (HAWC) and live statistics will also be available. Links to follow the action can be found on this page and on the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com

Hofstra placed four in double figures in Wednesday’s 81-77 win over Princeton with junior Aaron Estrada leading the way with 20 points and adding seven assists. Sophomore Darlinstone Dubar added 15 points and four rebounds, while graduate student Zach Cooks tallied 13 points, seven assists, and four steals. 

Cooks continues to lead Hofstra in scoring this season with 18 points per game. He is one of five in double figures for the Pride with graduate student Jalen Ray (14.0), Estrada (13.3 ppg), Dubar (12.6 ppg), and senior Omar Silverio (11.9). 

Bucknell is 2-6 this season and dropped a road decision at St. Francis (PA) on Wednesday. Andrew Funk leads the Bison with 18.1 points per outing, while Xander Rice is second with 13.6 points per game. Alex Timmerman is averaging 11.5 points and a team-best 7.5 rebounds per game. 

This will be the 31st all-time meeting between Hofstra and Bucknell with the Bison holding a 20-10 lead in the series that began in the 1955-56 season. The teams last met in Lewisburg in 2019-20 with Bucknell earning the victory. Hofstra’s last win in the series came in the 1997-98 season opener with the Pride winning 69-55 and Speedy Claxton tallying 20 points and six assists to lead the way. Hofstra won the first-ever meeting by the score of 88-62. 

Similar to Princeton, the teams are connected by a former Hofstra head coach as Jay Wright is a 1983 graduate of Bucknell and was a member of the men’s basketball team. Wright led Hofstra from 1994-2001. 

 For more information on the Hofstra University Athletics Department fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://gohofstra.com/

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