Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will head back on the road as the Pride will travel to Harrisonburg, VA on Monday to take on James Madison at 7 p.m.
The game will air on SNY in the New York metro area and will also be on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia.
On the television call will be Al Koken and Cory Alexander. The audio only broadcast, featuring Mark Prussin and Andrew Fertitta, can be heard via the PRIDE ZONE on GoHofstra.com, the GoHofstra mobile app, WRHU.org, the WRHU mobile app and locally in the New York area on WRHU (88.7 FM). The audio pre-game show will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Hofstra (8-17, 4-6 CAA) heads into Monday’s game coming off an inspired come-from-behind 61-52 win over UNCW on Saturday as the Pride overcame a 15-point second half deficit in defeating the Seahawks.
Sophomore forward Jordan Allen had one of his best games of the season against UNCW as he totaled 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds to lead the way. Allen scored 14 of his points in the second stanza to help the Pride rally from a double-digit halftime deficit. Hofstra was led in scoring against UNCW by graduate forward Zeke Upshaw with 16 points, although graduate guard Dion Nesmith had one of his best all-around games as a member of the Pride. Nesmith had 13 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals to help Hofstra end a five-game losing skid.
Upshaw is tops on the roster with 18.8 points per game and also has drained a team-best 60 three-pointers. Nesmith ranks second on the squad with 13.2 points and has dished out a team-high 90 assists this season.
James Madison enters Monday’s game with an 8-16 overall mark and a 3-7 Colonial Athletic Association record. The Dukes have lost three straight games, including a 78-60 loss at Drexel on Saturday. Andre Nation, who has played in eight of the 24 games this season for the Dukes, leads the team with 17 points per game. Three other players are in double figures as Charles Cooke (14.7 ppg), Ron Curry (11.7) and Andrey Semenov (11 ppg) join Nation. Cooke led JMU with 18 points and six rebounds in the Drexel game.
Hofstra holds a 13-6 advantage in the all-time series with James Madison. The squads first met when Hofstra joined the CAA beginning in the 2001-02 campaign. JMU won last season’s only meeting in Harrisonburg and before that Hofstra went 13-1 over a stretch of 14 games against the Dukes, including winning 12 straight in the series from 2003-2011.
This will be the first of two straight televised games for the Pride as Hofstra will head to Drexel on Sunday to face the Dragons at 8 p.m. That contest will also air in the New York metro area on SNY.