Tuesday, November 29  | 7 p.m. | Levien Gymnasium

Hofstra (4-3)
Columbia (3-2)

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The Lions are coming off a thrilling 81-78 victory over Colgate Saturday. Nate Hickman buried a game-winning trey from 35-feet out with 1.1. seconds to go in overtime to lift the Lions to a victory. Columbia led by as many as 24 points and never trailed in the game, but the Raiders tied the game with 14.9 seconds left in regulation. Luke Petrasek registered 24 points, including seven in the extra session, and nine rebounds.

• Hofstra has won three of its last four after playing in the Gulf Coast Showcase from Nov. 21-25.
• The Pride is coming off an 89-56 win over Medaille on Nov. 25.
• Eli Pemberton leads four players averaging in double figures in points, scoring 14.9 per contest on 50 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
• Rokas Gustys is leading the nation in rebounding, checking in at 15.1 per contest. No one else on the squad averages more than five per game.

Hofstra leads the all-time series, 8-2. Columbia snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Pride with an 82-77 victory in Levien Gymnasium on Dec. 20, 2014.

The Lions are 7-19 all-time agains teams currently in the Colonial Athletic Conference. Columbia has faced Hofstra 10 times, the most of any CAA squad.

The Lions’ game vs. Hofstra will be aired live on Columbia Athletics’ Facebook page as part of the Ivy League’s Facebook Live Week, which will showcase 15 Ivy League Digital Network broadcasts from Nov. 22-Dec. 3. Each Ancient Eight institution will proudece at least one Facebook Live simulcast.

Junior Nate Hickman has emerged as the Ivy League’s second leading scorer through five games, averaging 18.6 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the floor and 44.0 percent from downtown. He set career highs in points back-to-back games (23 points at Quinnipiac and 30 points vs. Army) and drilled the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in overtime against Colgate (Nov. 26) to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors on Nov. 28. Hickman became the first Lion other than Maodo Lo or Alex Rosenberg to record 30 points since 2011 when Noruwa Agho netted 31 against Brown.

Senior forward Luke Petrasek is off to a fine start as well, averaging 15.2 points and 8.34 rebounds. His two double-doubles put him tied for the Ivy League lead. Petrasek is the team’s leading returning scorer after posting 10.2 points on 44.2-percent shooting from downtown in 2015-16.