The Central Connecticut men's basketball team fell to 5-15 overall and 1-6 in Northeast Conference play with a 69-63 loss on the road at St. Francis University on Thursday night. Junior Faronte Drakeford led the offense with 21 points, including 17 in the second half. St. Francis U is now 5-15 overall and 3-4 in league action.
The Blue Devils trailed by six at halftime, 35-29, but came out red-hot in the second half, making their first 11 shots from the field and building a 48-40 lead. Central cooled off following the hot start and made just 4-of-16 from the field the rest of the half. They were 4-of-13 from three after making their first two attempts of the game.
St. Francis U was led by Earl Brown who had another big game against the Blue Devils. Brown finished the game with 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Red Flash. He had seven offensive rebounds.
Central turned the ball over just 11 times in the game and held the Red Flash to 38 percent shooting and 25 percent from three-point land. However, St. Francis U had 16 offensive rebounds in the game that led to 18 second chance points. Central had seven offensive boards and had just three second chance points.
The Red Flash shot well from the free-throw line in the victory, hitting 13-of-14 in the game including 6-of-6 from Ben Millaud-Meunier in the final minute. The Blue Devils were just 5-of-6 from the line in the loss.
The Red Flash turned the ball over just nine times in the win, their second straight in league play.
Drakeford led the offense with 21 points, his sixth 20 point game of the season. He added eight rebounds in 32 minutes of action. Freshman Matt Mobley added 14 points and three assists. Sophomore Brandon Peel had six points, six rebounds and five blocks to add to his league-leading block total. Junior Malcolm McMillan added nine points, all in the first half.
The Blue Devils are back in action on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Robert Morris. Fans can listen on Fox Sports Radio 1410 in Hartford, ESPN Radio 1300 in New Haven and online at www.iHeartRadio.com.
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July 14, 2014 Obie Nwadike Named Assistant Coach
April 15, 2014 Hall of Famer Gene Reilly Passes Away
March 5, 2014 Men's Hoop Season Ends in Quarterfinals
March 4, 2014 Vinales, Drakeford and Mobley Earn NEC Honors
March 1, 2014 Men Win at Sacred Heart, Now 7th Seed in Tourney
February 27, 2014 Men's Hoop at LIU Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
February 27, 2014 Men's Basketball Tops LIU, Qualifies for NEC Tourney
February 22, 2014 Comeback Falls Short for MBB at Bryant
February 20, 2014 Second Half Comeback Leads Mount to Win at CCSU
February 18, 2014 Vinales, Blue Devils Win at St. Francis on Tuesday
February 17, 2014 Speech Named Co-Player of the Week
February 15, 2014 Speech, Blue Devils Top Sacred Heart 74-69
February 12, 2014 Men's Hoop Postponed on Thursday, Will Play Feb. 18th
February 8, 2014 Blue Devils Post Overtime Win vs. FDU
February 6, 2014 Bryant Tops MBB 79-68 at Home on Thursday
February 3, 2014 Mobley Repeats as NEC Rookie of the Week
February 1, 2014 Furious Comeback Gives CCSU Win at RMU
January 30, 2014 Red Flash Top CCSU 69-63 on Thursday Night
January 27, 2014 Mobley Named NEC Rookie of the Week
January 25, 2014 Men's Hoop Falls at FDU on Saturday
January 23, 2014 Balanced Attack Leads CCSU to 87-83 Win at Wagner
January 18, 2014 LIU Outlasts CCSU 62-61 on Saturday
January 16, 2014 Terriers Knock Off CCSU 76-66 on Thursday
January 16, 2014 Men Host St. Francis Brooklyn Tonight at 7 p.m.
January 11, 2014 Men Fall to 0-2 in NEC Action With Loss to SFU
January 9, 2014 Men Drop Conference Opener to Wagner
January 9, 2014 Men Open NEC Play Tonight vs. Wagner
January 3, 2014 Men Drop Final Non-Conference Game at CCU
December 29, 2013 Blue Devils Pick Up Fourth Win of the Season
December 21, 2013 Blue Devils Fall to CCU in Final Seconds
December 15, 2013 Men's Hoop Falls on the Road at Hofstra
December 10, 2013 Central Connecticut Beats Hartford 73-59
December 10, 2013 Blue Devils and Hawks Meet at 7 p.m.
December 7, 2013 #5 Ohio State Tops CCSU on Saturday
December 4, 2013 Balanced Attack Leads CCSU to Home Win
November 30, 2013 Men's Hoop Falls on the Road at Brown
November 26, 2013 Men's Hoops Picks Up First Win at NJIT
November 23, 2013 MBB Hosts Rider at 6 p.m.
November 23, 2013 Men's Hoop Drops Home Opener to Rider
November 19, 2013 Men's Hoop Opener Moved to 6 p.m. on Saturday
November 16, 2013 Men's Basketball Falls at Northeastern
November 13, 2013 Men's Basketball Falls to 0-2 at Purdue
November 9, 2013 Men's Hoop Drops Season Opener to Yale
November 8, 2013 Men's Hoops Opens With Yale on Saturday
November 6, 2013 Men's Hoops on NEC TV Three Times in 13-14
October 23, 2013 Men's and Women's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner, Nov. 5
October 22, 2013 MBB Picked Fifth, Vinales Preseason All-Conference
October 21, 2013 2013 NEC "Social" Media Day
September 25, 2013 Matt Hunter Wins Second Straight Blue Devil Run
September 10, 2013 Men's Hoops Announces Full 2013-14 Slate