Hempstead, NY – After being on the road for its last two contests, the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will return home to the Mack Sports Complex on Saturday when it hosts Towson at 4 p.m.
The game will start a stretch that will see the Pride play four of its next five games at home, with the lone road game at Drexel on Monday, February 18 (7 p.m.) in a game that will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.
For ticket information to all home games call (516) HOF-TIXX.
Live video and audio of Saturday’s game will be available through the PRIDE ZONE on GoHofstra.com and audio is also on WRHU 88.7 FM.
Hofstra (6-19, 3-9 CAA) is coming off a 61-43 loss at Georgia State on Wednesday. Senior guard Stevie Mejia led Hofstra with 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. It marked the first double-double of his career.
Towson will bring a 14-13 overall record and a conference mark of 9-5 into Saturday’s meeting. The Tigers have won four of their last five games, although they did fall in their last contest a 75-70 setback at James Madison on Tuesday. Towson will bring one of the top players in the conference to the Mack Sports Complex on Saturday as Jerrelle Benimon leads the Tigers in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.6 and 11.4, respectively. Marcus Damas also averages in double digits for Towson with 11 points per outing.
Mejia continues to impress as his career winds down. The Massachusetts native has increased his scoring average gradually over the last few games as he currently is averaging 11.1 points per game, while leading the team with 3.9 assists per game. Sophomore guard Taran Buie, who was held to just two points at Georgia State, leads Hofstra with 13.5 points per contest. Junior forward/center Stephen Nwaukoni is the Pride’s top rebounder with 7.9 caroms per game to go along with his 6.9 points per outing.
Saturday marks the first meeting of the year between Hofstra and Towson. The two squads have met 55 times in the history of the series with Hofstra holding a 36-19 lead in the all-time meetings. The two teams first met during the 1982-83 campaign with the Pride winning by the score of 86-71. Hofstra defeated Towson in the only meeting last season, 74-49, in Hempstead and has won seven straight in the series dating back to the 2007-08 season.