Deans scored 16 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out six
assists as the Central Connecticut State University men's
basketball team topped Monmouth 66-44 on Thursday night in New
Britain. Sophomore Chris Baskerville added a
career-high 16 points and senior Joe Seymore scored 15 as the
Blue Devils improve to 6-14 overall and 3-6 in Northeast Conference
play. Central returns to action on Saturday hosting Fairleigh
Dickinson at 1 p.m.
The Blue Devils held the Hawks to just 15-of-53 shooting in the game, and they made only 1-of-17 from three. The 28.3 percent shooting by Monmouth was a low for a Blue Devil opponent all season. The Hawks had only two assists in the game.
Central had assists on an amazing 22 out of 25 total baskets in the game, including a career-high nine by freshman Devan Bailey. Deans added six and junior Shemik Thompson had five for Central. They had assists on 12 of 13 total baskets after halftime.
The Blue Devils made 13-of-23 from the floor in the second half, good for 56.5 percent. They made 25-of-50 in the game and hit on 7-of-16 threes.
Seymore led the Blue Devils from three-point land. He matched his career-high with five threes and finished with 15 points. He was one of four Blue Devils in double-figures. Thompson also added 12 points and had a team-high four steals.
The Blue Devils played the game without two of their top three scorers. Sophomore Robby Ptacek and junior David Simmons both missed the game with an injury.
Baskerville scored a career-high 16 points and had eight rebounds in the game. He was an impressive 7-of-8 from the floor and made a pair of free-throws. Seymore added seven rebounds in the win, as the Blue Devils outrebounded Monmouth 36-28, including 18-8 in the second half.
Deans has now scored in double-figures in six of his last eight games, and is averaging over 13 points per game during that stretch. He hit 2-of-3 from three on the night, and 6-of-13 from the floor. His six assists were a career-high.
Central returns to action on Saturday hosting Fairleigh Dickinson at 1 p.m. in Detrick Gym.
March 4, 2010 Men's Hoop Season Ends at Robert Morris with 71-63 Loss
February 25, 2010 Men's Hoops Tops Long Island 74-65 at Home
February 20, 2010 Men's Hoop Hangs On for 62-60 Victory at Wagner on Saturday Night
February 18, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Third Straight on the Road at Mount St. Mary's
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
January 28, 2010 Blue Devils Top Monmouth 66-44 on Thursday Night at Home
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
November 29, 2009 Men's Basketball Falls 67-53 at The Citadel on Sunday Night
November 13, 2009 Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Open Season Tonight