Hofstra-UConn men's basketball game to be live-blogged

Tune into "Inside the Pride" tonight starting at 7 p.m. for a live blog of the Hofstra men's basketball game at 12th ranked Connecticut in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The blog will provide fans the important details on the court as well as the overall atmopshere in one of the best college basketball venues in the nation, Gampel Pavilion. It will be only Hofstra’s second meeting with UConn with the other being an 80-78 overtime loss in the first round of the 1976 NCAA Tournament at the Providence Civic Center. If Hofstra manages to pull off the upset, the Pride will get a huge boost in the all-important NCAA Ratings Percentage Index and advance to the NIT Season Tipoff Semi-Finals at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday on ESPN against the winner of tonight’s LSU-Western Kentucky game. In the NIT Season Tip-Off first round yesterday Hofstra defeated Yale 68-63 while UConn triumphed over Colgate 77-63.

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