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Hofstra Men’s Basketball Heads To Great White North For Northern Classic

The Hofstra men’s basketball team will continue its stretch of nine consecutive games away from home this week when it takes part in the Northern Classic. 

The three-day tournament will be played at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The trip will mark Hofstra’s first regular season games outside the United States since taking part in the Paradise Jam from November 20-23, 2015. The Pride played Florida State, South Carolina, and Indiana State in that tournament. 

The Pride will face Middle Tennessee on Friday at 7 p.m., UNC Greensboro on Saturday at 2 p.m., and Quinnipiac on Sunday at 4 p.m. 

Links to live video (there is a charge and there is no audio with it; just video), WRHU (88.7 FM) audio only broadcast, and live statistics are available here and on the men’s basketball schedule page at GoHofstra.com. 

Hofstra is off to a solid 4-1 start to the season with wins over Princeton, Iona, George Washington, and San Jose State. The Pride suffered its lone defeat to Saint Mary’s this past Saturday. 

Three players average in double figures for Hofstra as Aaron Estrada leads the way with 22.6 points per game and is followed by Tyler Thomas (14.0) and Darlinstone Dubar (10.8). 

The Blue Raiders are 2-2 in 2022-23 with wins over Brescia and Rice and losses to Winthrop and Missouri State. Middle Tennessee won 26 games a season ago and advanced to the championship game of the College Basketball Invitational. 

UNCG is 1-2 this season with a win over Johnson & Wales and losses to Miami (FL) and Towson. They also advanced to the CBI a season ago and finished with 17 wins. 

Quinnipiac is a perfect 5-0 this year, having defeated Rhode Island, Stonehill, Central Connecticut State, Dartmouth, and Albertus Magnus. Former Hofstra Head Coach Tom Pecora serves as the Bobcats special assistant to the head coach. 

This will mark the first-ever meeting between Hofstra and both Middle Tennessee and UNC Greensboro. The Pride has faced Quinnipiac once in its history, dropping a 71-68 decision to the Bobcats on December 1, 2002. 

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

Hofstra University Athletics – Official Athletics Website (gohofstra.com)

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