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.
Hofstra saw a 16 point first half lead evaporate as the Pride fell to CAA rival Towson 86-80 Thursday night at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY. The loss is Hofstra’s sixth in a row as they fell to 1-6 in league play.
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.
Hofstra closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with an impressive 84-64 cruise control victory over MAAC contender Siena Thursday night at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY.
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.
It was the “other” Zavier’s turn to shine Friday night. Zavier Peart led the Jaspers with 16 points as Manhattan dispatched local rival Hofstra 80-68 at Draddy Gymnasium.
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