Richmond is back in action Tuesday to take on the Hofstra Pride right here on NBC Sports Washington. It'll be an exciting contest as the No. 23-ranked Spiders will try to improve to 7-1 for just the third time under head coach Chris Mooney and get another key win in what's been a crazy college basketball season so far.
After outlasting a talented Loyola Chicago team on Dec. 18, Richmond's game the following day was postponed due to positive coronavirus tests within the Duquesne program, taking Richmond's schedule alterations total to four on the season due to the pandemic.
The Spiders even had to deal with an outbreak of their own in the beginning of the month, shutting down their facilities in the process. That came after a big upset win over No. 10 Kentucky in November, a victory that's so far laid the foundation of a productive season.
Now, Richmond is focused on getting its seventh win of the season against CAA foe Hofstra before what will now be the first Atlantic 10 game of the year Dec. 30 against Davidson. Here's how to watch all the action.
RICHMOND VS. HOFSTRA HOW TO WATCH
What: Richmond Spiders (6-1) vs. Hofstra Pride (3-3)
Where: The Robins Center, Richmond, VA
When: Tuesday, December 22, 2:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Richmond vs. Hofstra will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Richmond vs. Hofstra on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.
RICHMOND VS. HOFSTRA TV SCHEDULE WHAT TO WATCH
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RICHMOND VS. HOFSTRA WHAT TO WATCH
- Both Richmond and Hofstra were picked to win their respective conferences, the Atlantic 10 and CAA, before the season. With the Spiders strength of schedule, they're used to playing conference frontrunners, though, having already played the likes of Kentucky, Northern Iowa, and Loyola Chicago.
- In each of its seven games this season, Richmond has reach the 70-point mark, the longest such streak to start a season in Spiders program history since 1980.
- Three Spiders, Blake Francis, Grant Golden, and Jacob Gilyard, have scored at least 1,300 points throughout their college careers, the only program to have three such players.
- Richmond leads the all-time head-to-head series against Hofstra, 3-0.
RICHMOND VS. HOFSTRA PLAYERS TO WATCH
- Both Gilyard and Golden were put on the preseason watch lists for the best point guard and center in the country. So far, they've lived up to the hype with sparkling performances through seven games this season.
- With 4.4 steals per game to his name, Gilyard is just 78 steals away from the Division I record. Look for him to disrupt and cause havoc in the Pride's backcourt.
- Having won two of their last three games, Hofstra will hope senior guard Jalen Ray continues his recent scoring touch to keep up with an efficient Spiders offense. Ray scored 28 points in Hofstra's last loss to St. Bonaventure, while Tareq Coburn's 18.3 ppg leads the team.