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 Hofstra Men’s Basketball Entertains Drexel On Monday Afternoon In SNY-Televised Contest

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will return to action on Monday afternoon when it hosts Drexel. 

Hofstra Athletics will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the game as we recognize his incredible contributions to the civil rights movement. Video tributes, special anthems, custom warm-up shirts for both teams will be featured during the contest. 

Tip-off from the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the game will air on SNY. Dan Savarino 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 contest will be streamed live on FloHoops. In addition, WRHU (88.7 FM) will provide live audio 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 picked up its 10th win of the season on Saturday with an 82-77 win over preseason Colonial Athletic Association favorite Delaware. Junior Aaron Estrada posted a career-high 30 points and added a team-high six assists in the game, while graduate student Jalen Ray added 23 points off the bench and senior Omar Silverio chipped in with 15 points. 

The Pride played its third straight game without its leading scorer, graduate student Zach Cooks, who is averaging 16.1 points per game. Estrada upped his scoring average to 15.8 points per game with his outburst on Saturday, while Ray is now averaging 15.3 points per game. Estrada leads the team with 4.8 assists per game and redshirt senior Abayomi Iyiola is tops on the team in rebounding with 8.8 caroms per game. 

Drexel is 7-6 and 2-1 in league play after earning a 76-68 win over Northeastern on Saturday. Camren Wynter led the Dragons with 26 points and nine assists in the win. Wynter leads Drexel in scoring this season with 14.7 points per outing and is also tops on the team with 4.8 assists per game. 

Hofstra is 47-47 all-time against Drexel in a series that began during the 1958-59 campaign. Hofstra won the first-ever meeting, 70-64, in the Middle Atlantic Championships. Heading into Monday’s meeting, the Hofstra/Drexel series ranks as the Pride’s second-most played opponent all-time as the two schools have met 94 times. Hofstra has only faced one team more as the Pride has met Delaware 98 times. Hofstra has won nine of the last 10 in the series with the Dragons.

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