Men's Basketball Back in Action Thursday at Home Against Bryant

Men's Basketball Back in Action Thursday at Home Against Bryant

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team returns to action on Thursday night when Bryant comes to Detrick Gymnasium for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff. The Blue Devils will be playing the third of four straight home games. 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. 

Bruce Biel (play-by-play) and Marc Robbins (analyst) will call the action on News Radio 1410/ESPN Radio 1300. All of the action can also be seen live, for free, on NECFrontRow.com.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

CCSU (1-18, 0-8 NEC) vs. Bryant (7-14, 4-4 NEC) |  7:00 PM  |  Video  |  Live Stats  |  Listen (News Radio 1410/ESPN Radio 1300)

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  •  Video #2  •  Video #3.

Series Notes: • Bryant leads, 14-13
•  First Meeting: 1973-74 (CCSU, 89-87)
•  Last Meeting: Jan. 2, 2016 (Bryant, 88-72)
•  Last CCSU Win: Jan. 19, 2012 (69-51)

Last Time Out • Austin Nehls netted a career-high 21 points, but Central Connecticut fell to Saint Francis U, 79-64, on Saturday.  The Blue Devils were within, 44-41, after a dunk by Brandon Peel before SFU went on a 9-0 run to push the lead to double-figures.  CCSU got within 68-61 after a three-pointer by Nehls with 3:15 to play, but were unable to get any closer. Peel finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year and 18th of his career.  Nehls finished 7-of-11 from the field and hit 4-of-6 from three-point range.

Scouting Bryant
 • Marcel Pettway scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Bryant, but the Bulldogs fell to Robert Morris, 65-54, on Saturday.  The Colonials built a 10-point advantage in the first half and led the rest of the way.  Hunter Ware added 15 points on five three-pointers for Bryant.  The Bulldogs opened NEC play with a 4-1 record, but dropped three straight at home.  Ware is the team's leading scorer at 13.8 points per game, while Pettway adds 11.2 points and 7.1 rebounds.  Dan Garvin grabs a team-best 7.9 rebounds per game.  Bryant averages a league-best 15.75 assists per game in conference games.

Next Up
 • Central Connecticut hosts St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday, Jan. 30, for a 3:30 p.m. contest in the last of four straight home games for the Blue Devils.
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