Williamsburg, VA – The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will take on William & Mary on Saturday from Kaplan Arena. The contest, which will tip-off at 12 p.m., will air in the New York area on MSG Network.
The game can also be heard on WLIB (1190 AM) and through the PRIDE ZONE on GoHofstra.com.
Hofstra fell to James Madison on Thursday, 62-41, to see its losing skid extend to five games. The loss dropped the Pride’s record to 5-16 and 2-6 in league play. Senior forward David Imes led Hofstra with 10 points and six rebounds in the contest.
Sophomore guard Taran Buie and senior guard Stevie Mejia both average in double figures for Hofstra as Buie leads the way with 14.7 points and Mejia is second with 10.4. Buie is the Pride’s most prolific three-point threat as he has knocked down 38 this season. Mejia is one of the top assist men in the conference as he averages 4.1 helpers per game. Imes is third in scoring with 6.8 points per game, while junior forward Stephen Nwaukoni ranks fourth in scoring (6.4 ppg) and leads the team with 7.6 caroms per contest.
In this season’s earlier meeting with William & Mary, Buie had 24 points and Mejia added 14 points and a career-high nine assists to lead the Pride to a 70-59 victory over the Tribe. Hofstra never trailed in the game. Brandon Britt had 21 points for William & Mary, while Thornton added 17.
William & Mary is 8-12 and 2-7 in conference heading into Saturday’s game. Thornton leads the Tribe with 18.2 points per game, while Tim Rusthoven averages 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per outing.
Hofstra and William & Mary have met 19 times in a series that dates back to the 2001-02 campaign. Hofstra leads the series, 13-6, and won this season’s earlier meeting by the score of 70-59 in Hempstead. The Tribe won last season’s only meeting, 75-71, in Williamsburg. Prior to that contest Hofstra had won three straight in the series.