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Metro Hoops Poll: Manhattan on top

Manhattan's George Beamon looks to get inside during

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Manhattan moves to the top of the poll after winning four straight. St. John’s fell to second with Stony Brook moving up one place to third. Princeton is steadily making a climb, jumping one place to fourth, while Iona tumbled two places to fifth.

Quinnipiac surged up two spots to sixth, while Seton Hall, despite a bad loss to St. Peter’s remained seventh. Fordham is back in the poll at eight...

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Hofstra to play in Paradise Jam in 2015

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Joe Mihalich

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Hofstra men's basketball will participate in the Virgin Islands' Paradise Jam in November 2015, the school announced Thursday.

It will be Hofstra's fifth time playing in a tournament outside of the continental US. The Pride played in Puerto Rico in 1997 and 2010, Hawaii (1998) and Alaska in 2006.

"This is truly an exciting announcement for our program,” coach Joe Mihalich said....

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Metro Hoops Poll: SJU 1st, SB 4th, Manhattan 2nd

Manhattan forward George Beamon shoots a free throw

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St. John’s stays at No. 1 after two straight wins, including a 104-58 thrashing of Fordham on Saturday. Manhattan is up two places to second after three straight victories, while Iona is up two spots after winning four straight. Stony Brook is down two places to fourth and Princeton moves to fifth from seventh.

St. Francis is down four spots to sixth, Seton Hall is up one to seventh after...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1st, Stony Brook 8th

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor is fouled in the

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St. John’s stays No. 1 in this week’s poll. But there was some movement among the rest of the top five as Rutgers and Seton Hall swapped places. Fordham remained No. 4, but Army moved up one place to fifth, while Iona dropped one spot to sixth.

St. Francis is up one to seventh as well as Stony Brook, which is eighth. Marist is back in the poll for the first time in three weeks, while Hofstra...

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WBB Metro Poll: Storm No. 1, Stony Brook 9th

Sabre Proctor of Stony Brook drives against Maine's

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The top three remain the same in this week’s women’s metro hoops poll, with St. John’s occupying the top spot. Fordham is up two spots to fourth after two straight wins, while Iona moves up from seventh to fifth after three straight wins.

Army also surged, jumping up three places to sixth. Sacred Heart fell three spots to seventh, while St. Francis remained at eighth. Stony Brook moved up...

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Metro Hoops Poll: Stony Brook on top

Jameel Warney of the Stony Brook Seawolves dunks

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After taking two of three games at the 2K Sports Classic in Detroit, Stony Brook regains the top spot in the Metro Hoops Poll. Stony Brook sophomore big man Jameel Warney had arguably the best two-game stretch in program history, totaling 55 points and 40 rebounds. He had 32 points and 21 boards in Sunday’s 104-102 (3 OT), win over Detroit.

St. John’s comes in at No. 2, while Manhattan held...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1, Hofstra 5th

Connecticut's Caroline Doty, left, guards St. John's Eugeneia

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The top three remained in place this week. Sacred Heart jumped up one spot after a 77-64 win over Yale. Hofstra is up two places after a 13-point win over Fordham, which held steady at sixth. Iona is up on spot to seventh, while St. Francis surges into the poll for the first time this season despite of tough loss at St. John’s. Army is also in the poll for the first time, while Stony Brook is 10th...

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Andre Walker signs letter of intent with Hofstra for 2014-15

Niagara coach Joe Mihalich gives a play to

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If Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich needed a centerpiece to rebuild the Pride basketball program around, he got one yesterday when 6-10 center/forward Andre Walker of Clarksburg, Md., signed a national letter of intent for the 2014-15 season. ESPN ranked Walker as the 11th-best player in Maryland and 50th center in the nation.

As a junior at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., Walker averaged seven...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1, HOF 7, SBU 10

Hofstra guard Andreana Thomas controls the ball against

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St. John’s begins the season as the top team in the Metro Hoops poll. After a 25-point, 13-rebound performance by Aliyyah Hanford in the Red Storm’s season-opening win against Sacred Heart, they will be a hard team to supplant. Rutgers, Seton Hall and Marist make out the top four, while Sacred Heart sits at No. 5.

Fordham and Hofstra are sixth and seventh, followed by Iona, Quinnipiac and...

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Hofstra to hold basketball court design contest

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Joe Mihalich

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It's time for Hofstra fans to hold court on what the next basketball court design will look like.

Hofstra is holding a fan contest to design the basketball court at the Mack Sports Complex for the upcoming 2014-15 season, the school announced Thursday.

Fans can submit their design idea via email at courtdesign@hofstra.edu, on the Hofstra Pride Facebook page. (Fans can also show off their...

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