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Hofstra Men’s Basketball To Face Kentucky In BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Winter Festival At Barclays Center

The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will take part in one of the more exciting regular season contests in program history when it faces perennial national power Kentucky on December 11 at the Barclays Center. 

The game is part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Winter Festival and will be one of two games played that day at the home of the Brooklyn Nets (NBA) and New York Islanders (NHL). The other contest will pit LIU Brooklyn against St. John’s.

Hey Pride fans, now is the time to place a deposit on season tickets for the 2016-17 Hofstra Men’s Basketball season. Reserve your season tickets now and have the chance to see Hofstra take on Kentucky at the Barclays Center and sit with fellow Pride fans. For more information please contact the Hofstra Athletics Ticket Office at athletictickets@hofstra.edu or (516) HOF-TIXX.

For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.  For more information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE. Individual tickets will go on sale in September.

Hofstra went 24-10 in 2015-16, winning the regular season Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title and advancing to the National Invitation Tournament. It marked the most wins for the program since the 2005-06 season and the regular season conference title was the program’s first since joining the CAA in 2001. In addition, the NIT appearance was the program’s first since 2007.

“We are honored to be part of a great day of basketball at the beautiful Barclays Center,” said Hofstra Head Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Mihalich. “Our student-athletes and staff are grateful to our administration and Barclays Center’s staff for providing us with the opportunity to compete against a legendary program like Kentucky during the BROOKLYN HOOPS Winter Festival.”

Kentucky is coming off a 27-9 season in which the Wildcats captured a share of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular-season championship and the SEC Tournament title. It was the second consecutive season UK won both the regular-season and tournament titles. The Wildcats made the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time under head coach John Calipari.

Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

This appearance will mark Hofstra’s third at the Barclays Center. The Pride is 1-1 with a win over LIU Brooklyn during the 2014-15 season and loss against Tulane in 2012-13.

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