Hempstead, NY – With the regular season winding down, the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will look to earn a much-needed victory on Saturday when the Pride host Towson at 4 p.m. in the Mack Sports Complex.
There will be free live video/audio of Saturday’s game, courtesy of PRIDE PRODUCTIONS. The audio only broadcast, featuring Rob Joyce, Mark Prussin and Kerri Schreiber, can be heard via the PRIDE ZONE on GoHofstra.com, the GoHofstra mobile app, the WRHU mobile app, WRHU.org and locally on WRHU (88.7 FM). The audio pre-game show will begin at 3:30 p.m.
For ticket information please call (516) HOF-TIXX or visit GoHofstra.com/tix.
Hofstra (8-20, 4-9 CAA) is coming off a highly-competitive 81-77 loss to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)-leading Delaware on Wednesday evening. The Pride led 41-32 at halftime, but Delaware battled back and eventually captured the four-point victory. Hofstra got a pair of outstanding efforts as graduate forward Zeke Upshaw led the squad with 26 points, while graduate guard Dion Nesmith added 22 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Both Upshaw and Nesmith are averaging over 13 points per game following their 20+ scoring outputs against the Blue Hens. Nesmith is second with 13.1 points, while also dishing out a team-best 106 assists this season. Upshaw, who ranks third in the conference in scoring, is now averaging 18.9 points and has drained a team-high 72 three-pointers as well.
Towson is 18-9 overall this season and 9-3 in conference action. They are led by Jerrelle Benimon, who heading into Thursday’s game with Northeastern is the team leader in scoring (18.8), rebounding (11.8), assists (105) and blocks (38). He ranks second with 16 steals. Earlier this week the Tigers ended Delaware’s undefeated season in conference play with a 78-63 win at home.
Hofstra is 36-22 all-time against Towson in a series that dates back to the 1982-83 campaign. The Tigers have won three straight in the series but prior to that Hofstra had won six straight in the dating back to the 2008-09 season. Hofstra won the first-ever meeting, 86-71, during the 1982-83 season.
Following the game against the Tigers, Hofstra will just two regular season games remaining before the CAA Championship. The Pride will head to William & Mary on February 26 before closing the regular season on March 1 against James Madison.
The conference tournament will be March 7-10 at the Baltimore Arena.