When I called Hofstra head coach last summer to get his take on this season's CAA race, he said, "It's all about Old Dominion, baby." Well, in a strange twist of fate, it's been partially about Hofstra. They're just a game out in the loss column as the Colonial's stretch run begins.
Tonight's tilt features two teams on hot streaks: second-place UNCW (19-7, 12-3, 44 RPI), who've won seven of eight, and the third-place Pride (18-4, 11-3, 54 RPI), who are riding a six-game win streak. The Seahawks have the 10th most efficient defense in the country (.874 points allowed per possession), and guard T.
, who dropped a combined 49 against league-leading George Mason during their season split. Hofstra scores on 52.9% of their possessions, ranking them 28th nationally in floor percentage. Could one of these teams be the second NCAA squad in for the Colonial? Hope springs eternal, or at least until Selection Sunday.
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