Posted: Jan 15, 2016
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.
NEC Feature • Senior Brandon Peel was the subject of a halftime feature during the CCSU-LIU Brooklyn game on Jan. 4. His community service work, specifically with the Interval House, was highlighted. Watch the feature HERE.
Series Notes: • Wagner leads, 21-20
• First Meeting: 1939-40 (CCSU, 51-36)
• Last Meeting: Jan. 31, 2015 (Wagner, 86-55)
• Last CCSU Win: Jan. 24, 2015 (53-50)
Last Time Out • Central fell to Sacred Heart, 80-78, in overtime on Thursday night. The Blue Devils led by as many as 15 points in the opening half when they shot 7-of-10 from three-point range, but the Pioneers shot 15-of-28 (.536) after the break to rally. Jordan Allen hit a layup with :02 left to send the game to overtime and a layup by Quincy McKnight with .2 to play won it. Freshman Jahlil Nails led four Blue Devils in double-figures with 18 points. Nails hit his first five shots and had 14 points at halftime. Classmate Austin Nehls added 16 points. Cane Broome, the league's leading scorer, scored a game-high 24 points. He had 18 points after halftime to help SHU erase a nine-point deficit.
Scouting Wagner • The Seahawks dropped their first home game of the season, falling to LIU Brooklyn, 71-70, on Thursday. Wagner is now 10-6 overall, 3-2 in the Northeast Conference and 6-1 in home games. Corey Henson (12.9 ppg) and Dwaun Anderson (12.3 ppg) lead the team in scoring. Michael Carey grabs a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game. The Seahawks boast the league's best defense, allowing just 64.9 points per game and holding opponents to .421 shooting percentage. Wagner is also strong on the glass, sporting an NEC-best +6.9 rebounding margin.
Next Up • Central begins a stretch of four consecutive home games on Thursday, Jan. 21, when it hosts Robert Morris. 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.