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Nov 21, 2016

2016 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPION VILLANOVA TO HIGHLIGHT INAUGURAL SEASON AT THE NEW COLISEUM PRESENTED BY NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANK

LONG ISLAND (November 21, 2016) – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank is introducing its first college basketball games for the 2017-18 season. The schedule includes Villanova, which is No. 3 in the Associated Press poll, Maryland, and two Long Island programs, Hofstra and Stony Brook.

The New Coliseum’s LONG ISLAND HOOPS schedule will tip off on November 11, 2017, when Maryland faces Stony Brook. The Terrapins enter the 2016-17 season after advancing to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Sweet 16, their first appearance since 2003. Stony Brook won the 2016 America East Conference Tournament and regular season to earn its first NCAA Tournament bid.

Hofstra will play 2016 NCAA Champion Villanova on December 22, 2017. Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright previously coached at Hofstra where he led the Pride to two America East Conference Championships. Hofstra won the regular season Colonial Athletic Association crown last season and advanced to the NIT Tournament.

Tickets for the Maryland vs. Stony Brook game at The New Coliseum presented by NYCB go on sale on Friday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. and are available through Ticketmaster by visiting nassaucoliseum.com or ticketmaster.com. Suites are available for all games and can be purchased by calling 516-231-4848. Tickets for the Hofstra vs. Villanova game will go on sale at a later date.

To request media credentials, please email [email protected]

For more information on The New Coliseum presented by NYCB, please visit nassaucoliseum.com.

LONG ISLAND HOOPS is the basketball platform of The New Coliseum presented by NYCB, which will reopen on April 5, 2017 after extensive renovation.