|Hofstra||T Buie 12.9||J Hall 9.4||S Mejia 3.9|
|Drexel||D Lee 16.8||D McCoy 8.4||F Massenat 4.2|
On Monday, Hofstra travels to Daskalakis Athletic Center to take on Drexel. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Pride fell to the Dragons 55-52 on Jan. 23 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.
Hofstra maintains 10th place in the CAA while Drexel is in seventh place.
The Pride were defeated by Towson 57-50 on Feb. 16 despite 13 points and 7 steals from Stevie Mejia. He contributes a team-high 3.9 assists per game and 2 steals per game. The Dragons were defeated by George Mason 68-62 on Feb. 14 despite 16 points and 5 rebounds from Derrick Thomas. He contributes 2.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.4 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Drexel is strong in defensive rebounding percentage at 74.6 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and sixth in the nation.
- That must sting. Hofstra has blown out Drexel by 20 points or more on four occasions since 1997.
- Stephen Nwaukoni is ranked 8th in the CAA in rebounds.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Hofstra currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 966) than Drexel, per the NCAA.
- Over the past 10 years, Hofstra has had more players drafted by the NBA than Drexel (one vs. zero).
- The Hofstra steals leader (Stevie Mejia, 46 steals) has more steals than the Drexel steals leader (Dartaye Ruffin, 22 steals).
- Stevie Mejia is ranked 4th in the CAA in assists and 3rd in the CAA in steals.
- Hofstra has an average margin of victory of 9 over Drexel in 26 wins since 1980.
- Taran Buie is ranked 7th in the CAA in three-pointers.
- Hofstra has a better record at home than Drexel this season (5-6 vs. 3-8).