Central Connecticut dropped a 64-44 decision on Saturday
afternoon to league-leader Robert Morris and falls to 11-12 overall
and 7-6 in Northeast Conference play. Sophomore guard Shemik Thompson scored a team-high 13
points and had four steals as the Blue Devils lost at home for the
first time in eight games. The Colonials are now 17-8 overall and
11-1 in league action. The Blue Devils play again on Thursday
night at 7 p.m. at home vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.
Central Connecticut never led in the contest and hit just 17-of-53 from the field and 1-of-10 from three. The scored just 16 first half points, the fewest of the season, and trailed 30-16 at the break.
The Blue Devils, the best free-throw shooting team in the conference, hit on just 9-of-20 from the line in the loss. They were outrebounded 38-32.
The Colonials shot 26-of-50 (52 percent) form the floor and hit 7-of-18 from three. They had 13 assists, nine blocks and eight steals as they improved to a league-best 11-1 in NEC play.
Robert Morris was led by Jimmy Langhurst who had a game-high 18 points and Jeremy Chappell added 15 in the victory.
Thompson led the offense with 13 while sophomore David Simmons and freshman Robby Ptacek each had eight. Sophomore Ken Horton scored a season-low four points but grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds.
The Blue Devils return to action on Thursday night hosting Fairleigh Dickinson beginning at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on MSG as well as Cox Sports Television and the Connecticut Sports Network. Fans can also log on to CCSUBlueDevils.com to watch and listen live. It will also air on the CCSU ESPN Radio Network.