The Hofstra Pride endured an emotional season in 2016-17, marked by the highs and lows that define this sport. They suffered devastating defeats and capped off historic comebacks, but heading into this weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Charleston, SC, they are playing as well as anyone in the league.
Hofstra earned its fourth Colonial Athletic Association victory in dramatic fashion Saturday night as the Pride battled back from a ten-point deficit in the final minute to stun Drexel 79-77.
Halftime felt like rock bottom for Hofstra, which had lost eight of its last nine contests entering Thursday night and found itself trailing Delaware 35-24 at the intermission.
Hofstra ended a six game slide and got back in the win column with a 78-73 victory over Northeastern Saturday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY.
As far as college basketball games go, William & Mary’s 95-93 overtime win at Hofstra Monday afternoon was classic. As the next installment in this burgeoning rivalry, it was simply par for the course.
The Battle of Long Island could better be described as a massacre.
During a damp, rainy night in Hempstead, Long Island the Hofstra men’s basketball squad felt the chill of the outside air late in each half, as the Pride fell to St. Bonaventure 81-75 Tuesday evening at the Mack Sports Complex.
Hofstra pulled out a two-point victory over Columbia on Tuesday in Morningside Heights. The game was a clash between two retooling New York City area teams and the Pride had a little more depth and grit in the victory.
Seasoned veterans led Hofstra to a banner year last season.
The Pride officially sit atop the Colonial Athletic Association.
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