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Hofstra, Stony Brook to resume men's basketball rivalry on Nov. 21

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell, left, and Hofstra

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell, left, and Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich are seen in this composite image. Credit: AP

Hofstra's resumption of its men's basketball series with Stony Brook highlighted the 13-game non-conference schedule announced by Pride coach Joe Mihalich Wednesday.

The two Long Island Division I programs, who will meet Nov. 21 in Hempstead, have not played each other since the 2008-09 season.

"I think it's great, it's probably a logical game to play," Mihalich said. "Geographically it makes a lot of sense. I think it has the makings of a really good night for college basketball and for the area. They'll be a lot of blue and gold shirts in the stands, but they'll be some red and white shirts in the stands, too."

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said in a statement, "We're excited to have Hofstra on our schedule this season. We think that Hofstra is a well-coached and talented team, which makes it a good test for us. We also think it is a good game for fans of both schools to come together and support their favorite Long Island team. We hope that Seawolves fans will get their red on and join us in Hempstead."

Hofstra will also face North Carolina State, an NCAA Tournament team last season, on the road Nov. 17 and LIU Brooklyn at Barclays Center Dec. 28. The Pride opens the season Nov. 14 at home against Jacksonville.

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