Hofstra Pride men's basketball

The Hofstra Pride men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Hofstra Pride
2019–20 Hofstra Pride men's basketball team
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UniversityHofstra University
Head coachJoe Mihalich (7th season)
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
LocationHempstead, New York
ArenaDavid S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
(Capacity: 5,142)
ColorsBlue, White, and Gold[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1976, 1977
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1976, 1977, 2000, 2001
NIT Quarterfinals
NIT Second Round
NIT Tournament Appearances
1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
East Coast: 1976, 1977, 1994
America East: 2000, 2001
CAA: 2020
Conference Regular Season Champions
1977, 1983, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2016, 2019, 2020

Postseason resultsEdit

NCAA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

The Pride have appeared in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament four times. Their combined record is 0–4.

The team was due for their fifth appearance in the 2020 tournament, which was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Year Round Opponent Result
1976 Regional Quarterfinals Connecticut L 78–80OT
1977 Regional Quarterfinals Notre Dame L 83–90
2000 First Round Oklahoma State L 66–86
2001 First Round UCLA L 48–61

NCAA Division II Tournament resultsEdit

The Pride have appeared in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament three times. Their combined record is 5–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1959 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Wesleyan (CT)
W 48–67
L 65–66
1962 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
C.W. Post
Mount St. Mary's
W 56–55
L 54–66
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Philadelphia Textile
Mount St. Mary's
L 50–55
W 78–71
1964 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
W 92–91 2OT
W 74–61
L 58–77

NIT resultsEdit

The Pride have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) six times. Their combined record is 2–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1999 First Round Rutgers L 45–58
2005 Opening Round Saint Joseph's L 44–53
2006 First Round
Second Round
Saint Joseph's
Old Dominion
W 73–62
W 77–75
L 51–61
2007 First Round DePaul L 71–83
2016 First Round George Washington L 80–82
2019 First Round NC State L 78–84

CBI resultsEdit

The Pride have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2010 First Round IUPUI L 60–74
2011 First Round Evansville L 70–77
2015 First Round Vermont L 81–85


Retired jerseysEdit

Hofstra has retired five jerseys in program history. In 2011, Charles Jenkins became the first to have his retired while still active.[2]

Hofstra Pride retired numbers
No. Player Years
10 Speedy Claxton 1996–2000
13 Steve Nisenson 1962–1965
21 Rich Laurel 1973–1977
22 Charles Jenkins 2007–2011
93 Bill Thieben 1953–1956


  1. ^ Hofstra Licensing Standards Guide (PDF). July 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "MBB: Hofstra To Retire Jenkins Jersey Number Saturday". GoHofstra.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2020.

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