The Central Connecticut men's basketball plays its fourth game in eight days when it takes on Fairleigh Dickinson. Tipoff is set for 2:00 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 • FDU leads, 19-17
• First Meeting: Dec. 14, 1988 (FDU, 75-74)
• Last Meeting: Feb. 28, 2015 (FDU, 73-66)
• Last CCSU Win: Feb. 8, 2014 (91-86 ot)
Last Time Out • Central fell to Mount St. Mary's, 73-62, at Knott Arena on Thursday. Sophomore Mustafa Jones led CCSU with career-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. The Blue Devils shot a season-best 48.1 percent from the field and held a 35-29 edge on the glass. Mount St. Mary's took advantage of 17 turnovers by CCSU and turned it into a 26-6 margin in points off of turnovers. Mount scored the first seven points after halftime to build an 11-point lead, but CCSU eventually got to within 58-55. The Mountaineers held off the rally by scoring seven straight to push the lead back to double-figures.
Scouting Fairleigh Dickinson • The Knights have gone 4-2 in their last six games, including an 80-68 win at Sacred Heart to improve to 2-1 in NEC play. FDU has the second-highest scoring offense in the league at 74.2 points while shooting .433 as a team. The Knights also average over nine steals per game. Earl Potts and Darian Anderson lead the squad in scoring at 15.6 and 15.2 points per game, respectively. Potts grabs a team-high 5.7 rebounds per game.
Next Up • Central Connecticut returns home to host Sacred Heart on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Detrick Gymnasium.