Posted: Jan 04, 2016
The Central Connecticut men's basketball hosts LIU Brooklyn in its Northeast Conference home opener on Monday night. Tipoff is set for 7:03 p.m. and the game will be televised on MSG Network and Fox College Sports. The game is part of a doubleheader with the women's basketball game tipping off at 2:00 p.m.
A single ticket gains admission to both contests. Tickets can be purchased at CCSUTickets.com or at the box office upon entry. Admission for all CCSU students, faculty and staff is free of charge with a valid Blue Chip card. All of the action can also be seen live, for free, on NECFrontRow.com.
Series History • CCSU leads, 20-19
• First Meeting: 1964-65 (LIU, 76-74)
• Last Meeting: Jan. 29, 2015 (LIU, 67-55)
• Last CCSU Win: Feb. 27, 2014 (86-82)
Last Time Out • Central dropped its Northeast Conference opener at Bryant, 88-72, on Saturday. Khalen Cumberlander led three CCSU players in double-figures with 17 points. Brandon Peel posted his fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and 16 rebounds. A layup by Peel with 18:21 to play got CCSU within 45-35, but the Bulldogs responded with seven straight points to push the game out of reach. Central was within 23-21 in the first half before Bryant outscored the Blue Devils, 20-11 over the final eight minutes and took a 43-32 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs shot 53.5 percent from the field overall and were 5-of-11 from three-point range. The Blue Devils shot 43.5 percent overall and were 7-of-21 from the arc. CCSU outrebounded Bryant, 39-32.
Scouting LIU Brooklyn • The Blackbirds dropped their NEC opener, 79-63, at Mount St. Mary's after committing a season-high 21 turnovers. Jerome Frink posted his fourth double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He leads LIU with 16.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, while shooting .549 from the field. He also has a team-high 21 blocks. The Blackbirds have four players averaging double-figures for one of the NEC's highest-scoring offenses (73.8 ppg).
Next Up • Central Connecticut will continue its stretch of four games in eight days with a pair of road games at Mount St. Mary's and Fairleigh Dickinson before returning home to host Sacred Heart on Jan. 14 at 7:00 p.m.