Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will conclude a stretch of three games in five days when it hosts George Mason on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Mack Sports Complex.
Following the game against the Patriots, Hofstra will have a short break before hosting Old Dominion on Sunday night at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised locally by SNY.
For ticket information to all home games call (516) HOF-TIXX.
PRIDE ZONE Live Video and Audio for Wednesday’s game will be available via GoHofstra.com and the game will also be available on WRHU (88.7 FM).
Hofstra (6-21, 3-11 CAA) will have a short turnaround in its attempt to break its current three-game slide. The Pride fell, 63-54, at Drexel on Monday despite a career-high tying 22 points from senior guard Stevie Mejia. Junior forward Stephen Nwaukoni fell one rebound shy of tying his career-high as he totaled 12 caroms against the Dragons, while sophomore guard Taran Buie broke out of his recent slump by chipping in with 13 in the contest. Nwaukoni’s status for Wednesday’s game is to be determined as he left the game against Drexel with an injury.
George Mason (15-11, 8-6 CAA) comes into this week’s encounter well-rested as they last played on Saturday, dropping a 78-60 decision to Georgia State. Sherrod Wright is the only member of the Patriots to average in double figures as he pours in 17.3 points per game, while also adding 5.0 rebounds per contest.
Mejia’s 22 points pushed his season average to 11.6 points per game, while Buie nearly matched his season average of 12.9 points per game. Nwaukoni upped his rebounding total to 7.9 per game and Mejia’s four assists gave him 105 on the season for an average of 3.9 per game.
George Mason leads the all-time series with Hofstra, 14-8, with all 22 meetings occurring since the Pride joined the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 2001-02. The Patriots won both meetings a season ago, by ten points in Fairfax and by five points in Hempstead. In 2010-11 the teams split the season series with each winning on their respective home courts. George Mason won this season’s earlier meeting, 57-46, in Fairfax back on January 19.