Hofstra (3-3) vs. Boston University (1-4)
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Sunday, November 27th, 12:00 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Thomas M. Ryan Center (7,657) -- Kingston, Rhode Island. Television: None. Home Record: Hofstra 2-1, Boston U. 0-1. Away Record: Hofstra 0-2, Boston U. 1-2. Neutral Record: Hofstra 1-0, Boston U. 0-1. Conference Record: Hofstra 0-0, Boston U. 0-0. Series Record: Hofstra leads, 11-10.
GAME NOTES: Wrapping up sub-regional action in the Legends Classic today, the Hofstra Pride and Boston University Terriers square off at the Thomas M. Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island.
Hofstra evened its record at 3-3 on the young season by taking out previously undefeated Cleveland State on Saturday, 63-53. The win stopped a brief two- game slide for the Pride, which fell to the host team of this event, Rhode Island on Friday.
As for Boston University, it opened the 2011-12 campaign with four straight losses, but put one in the win column on Saturday as the team knocked off Rhode Island in a 70-64 final on the Rams' home court. The Terriers narrowly lost to Cleveland State on Friday, 63-62.
Hofstra leads the all-time series with Boston University, 11-10.
The Pride put four players in double figures, and the team shot 51.2 percent from the field in claiming the 10-point win over Cleveland State on Saturday. Dwan McMillan and Stephen Nwaukoni both came off the bench to score 12 points for Hofstra, which also got 10-point efforts from starters Stevie Mejia and Nathaniel Lester. The Pride connected on only one of its six three-point attempts in the game, and the squad committed 17 turnovers. However, a 20-7 edge in points at the foul line coupled with the fact that the Vikings hit only 4-of-19 three-point tries certainly helped Hofstra's cause.
D.J. Irving scored 21 points and dished out eight assists, and Darryl Partin added 20 points, helping fuel Boston University's six-point win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Patrick Hazel contributed 14 points and eight rebounds, while Travis Robinson chipped in with 10 points for the Terriers, who drained half of their 56 field goal attempts while holding the Rams to 39.3 percent field goal efficiency. BU outscored URI both in bench points (42-27) and on the break (22-13),
The Terriers are feeling pretty good about themselves after notching their first win of the season, but the Pride will make sure the euphoria is short- lived.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Hofstra 68, Boston University 60
11/27 10:32:33 ET