Sophomore Robby Ptacek scored 21
points and the Central Connecticut State University men's
basketball shot 52.1 percent floor, but the Blue Devils dropped
their fourth straight game, 83-74, on Saturday night at Fairleigh
Dickinson. Four Blue Devils scored in double figures in the game,
and the Blue Devils committed only nine turnovers in the game.
Central returns to action on Monday night hosting Savannah State
beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Senior Joe Seymore had his most productive game of the season for the Blue Devils, scoring 17 points and grabbing a season-best eight boards. Central made 5-of-9 from three in the game and 19-of-25 from the free-throw line.
But for the second straight game, the Blue Devils allowed a team to shoot over 68 percent from the floor in the second half, letting an eight point lead slip away. Central, who led at the half for the first time in nine games, allowed FDU to hit 15-of-22 from the field in the second half and watched them turn an eight point deficit into a nine point win.
The Knights were led by Sean Baptiste who had a game-high 26 points and grabbed six rebounds in the victory. Mike Scott added 21 in the win, including 17 in the second half. He did not miss a shot in the game, making 5-of-5 from the floor and making 10-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Ptacek led the Blue Devils with 21 points, his fourth 20+ point game of the season. Seymore had a season-high 17 while junior Shemik Thompson added 13 in the loss. Sophomore Vince Rosario had 11 points in the loss, all in the first half.
Each team had 23 rebounds in the game as both teams shot well from the floor.
Central made 25-of-48 from the field, good for 52.1 percent. They hit 5-of-9 from three, including 3-of-3 from Rosario and two from Seymore. They had 12 assists and just nine turnovers on the night.
The Blue Devils return to action on Monday night in their final non-conference regular season game of the season hosting Savannah State at 7:30 p.m. in Detrick Gym.
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February 11, 2010 Men's Hoop Four-Game Win Streak Snapped vs. Robert Morris
February 6, 2010 Junior Shemik Thompson Leads Blue Devils to Fourth Straight Victory
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January 24, 2010 Men's Basketball Falls on the Road at Quinnipiac on Sunday Afternoon
January 21, 2010 Men's Basketball Falls on the Road at Sacred Heart on Thursday Night
January 14, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Sixth Straight Game, Fall to Quinnipiac at Home
January 7, 2010 Central Men Drop Third Straight at Monmouth on Thursday Night
December 12, 2009 Blue Devils Win in Overtime Against Albany in Home Opener
December 5, 2009 Men's Basketball Drops 69-65 Decision at LIU
December 3, 2009 Simmons' Double-Double Leads Central Past St. Francis (NY) 63-50
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