Team of the Week: Fairfield
Results: W 66-61 @ Manhattan, W 68-59 vs. Iona
6. Hofstra (2006-07 Record: 22-10, 14-4 CAA)
Head coach: Tom Pecora
Returning Starters: 3- G Antoine Agudio (senior): 6-3, 190; F Zygis Sestokas (sophomore): 6-5, 200; F Mike Davis-Sabb (sophomore): 6-7, 240.
Hempstead, NY (Nov. 28) * The Hofstra Men’s Basketball program signed three players to national letters of intent during the early signing period, it was announced today by Head Coach Tom Pecora.
The three signings include two current teammates at Broward Community Colleg in Florida, 6-9, 250-pound forward Miklos Szabo (Szeghalom, Hungary/Toth Arpad
School) and 6-2, 175-pound guard Tony Dennison (Long Island City, NY/Bryant High School). In addition, 6-2, 165-pound guard Yves Jules (Brooklyn, NY/Canarsie High School) also committed to the Pride.
Overall Rank: #122
Hempstead, NY * Guard Devon Peterson (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln HS) and forward Darren Townes (New York, N.Y./Manhattan Center HS/Globe Institute of Technology) signed national letters of intent with the Hofstra Men's Basketball team during the spring signing period, it was announced today by Head Coach Tom Pecora.
First Team All-Metro Area
G Jared Jordan (Senior-Marist)
G Loren Stokes (Senior-Hofstra)
G Antoine Agudio (Junior-Hofstra)
F Bryant Dunston (Junior-Fordham)
F Andre Harris (Senior-Fairleigh Dickinson)
Second Team All-Metro Area
G Carlos Rivera (Senior-Hofstra)
G Will Whittington (Senior-Marist)
F Robert Hines (Junior-St. Francis-NY)
F Anthony Mason, Jr. (Sophomore-St. John’s)
F Todd Sowell (Junior-St. Peter’s)
Third Team All-Metro Area
G Eugene Harvey (Freshman-Seton Hall)
Am I the only person watching the Drexel/Creighton game tonight that was confused about the emphasis on "bench decorum"? Each head coach, Bruiser Flint of Drexel and Dana Altman of Creighton, was T'd up in this BracketBusters game that the visiting Dragons eventually won 64-58. Altman's technical, in which he was called for being about six inches outside of the coaches box, brought back memories of Dean Smith getting a T for the same offense in the 1991 Final Four. Coach Altman said nothing to the official to warrant this call, just happened to do something that coaches throughout the nation have been doing for years. Drexel went on a run after this, and things seemed to be going well for the Dragons until Coach Flint found himself on the wrong side of the whistle when yelling at his player for a foolish reach-in foul. Jumping into the air and yelling at his guy wouldn't have been a problem (nor should it be) had an official not been right next ot Flint. Luckily for Drexel, they were able to hold on despite some horrific foul shooting (at one point they had missed five straight from the charity stripe).