The Central Connecticut men's basketball travels to Mount St. Mary's on Thursday night for a Northeast Conference tilt. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and fans can follow the action by watching on NECFrontrow.com or by listening on News Radio 1410 and ESPN Radio 1300 and iHeartradio.com
Rules Refresher • The NCAA has put out videos to give fans and media clarification and examples of some of the rules to be aware of during the season. With conference play underway take the time to watch the NCAA rules review Video #1 and Video #2.
Series History • CCSU leads, 19-17
• First Meeting: Feb. 16, 1989 (Mount, 93-74)
• Last Meeting: Feb. 7, 2015 (Mount, 63-46)
• Last CCSU Win: Feb. 23, 2012 (78-63)
Last Time Out • Central dropped its Northeast Conference home opener to LIU Brooklyn, 76-67. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Mustafa Jones who had a team-high 15 points, including 10 in the first half. Freshman Austin Nehls added 14 points in the loss, including nine in the first half, all on threes. LIU led 37-29 at the break and by as many as 17 with under five minutes to play in the half. The Blue Devils cut into a 33-16 lead with a 13-4 run to end the half before opening the second half and cutting the deficit to 45-40. A 13-3 run by LIU pushed the lead back to 58-43. CCSU managed to climb within 74-67, but could get no closer.
Scouting Mount St. Mary's • Mount St. Mary's rallied from a nine-point deficit with just over six minutes remaining to grind out a 44-40 overtime win against St. Francis Brooklyn to start NEC play, 2-0. The preseason league favorites are led by BK Ashe who averages 14.9 points per game. Gregory Graves is the top rebounder at 5.0 per contest. The Mountaineers are 5-0 in Knott Arena this season.
Next Up • Central Connecticut wraps up a four-game in eight-day stretch with a game at Fairleigh Dickinson at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.