The Hofstra-George Mason men's basketball rivalry will be taken up a notch Wednesday night at the Mack Sports Complex with both team's entering the early-season Colonial Athletic Association contest at 2-0 in the conference.
Hofstra and George Mason have had many fierce battles in the CAA during the last decade with the Patriots holding a 10-7 advantage in the series. What stands out most for Hofstra fans in this rivalry is 2006 when the Pride defeated George Mason twice in 10 days but it was the Patriots who instead earned an at-large NCAA Tournament berth on their way to a Cinderella run to the Final Four.
Hofstra (8-5) enters Wednesday's home tilt with George Mason fresh off an impressive 72-69 win at Drexel. George Mason (9-2) arrives on Long Island after a 75-66 win over Delaware, also on Monday evening.
Check in with "Inside the Pride" for live updates of what should be a very competitive Hofstra-George Mason game starting 15 minutes before tip-off Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Comments and questions are also welcome and encouraged during the live in-game blog.