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Men's Basketball Travels to Robert Morris Thursday

Men's Basketball Travels to Robert Morris Thursday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team opens a four-game road swing with a trip to face Robert Morris on Thursday night. The Blue Devils split two games against Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn last week and will be looking to avenge a 59-45 loss to the Colonials on Jan. 21.

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.


CCSU (2-19, 1-9 NEC) at Robert Morris (6-17, 4-6 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: • Robert Morris leads, 21-15
•  First Meeting: Feb. 4, 1989 (RMU, 81-71)
•  Last Meeting: Jan. 21, 2016 (RMU, 59-45)
•  Last CCSU Win: Feb. 1, 2014 (74-73)

Last Time Out • Senior Brandon Peel posted his third straight double-double and Central had four players in double-figures, but St. Francis Brooklyn downed the Blue Devils, 60-49. Sophomore Mustafa Jones hit 7-of-10 shots to score a team-high 14 points and junior Khalen Cumberlander added 12 points. The Blue Devils jumped out to a 9-3 lead and led 13-6 before the Terriers scored 12 straight to take the lead. CCSU got within, 30-28, to open the second half, but the Terriers would hold the Blue Devils without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes and pushed its lead to 18 points en route to the win. Central turned in its best defensive effort of the season, holding St. Francis to just 35.0 percent shooting.

Scouting Robert Morris • The Colonials have dropped back-to-back contests after alling at Saint Francis U., 90-78, last Saturday. Robert Morris will play its next three games at home beginning with the CCSU contest after playing its previous four on the road. Isaiah Still had a career-high 25 points to lead RMU against the Red Flash, including 23 in the second half. Elijah Minnie added a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Rodney Pryor is the team's leading scorer (18.8 ppg) and rebounder (7.4 rpg). In conference play, the Colonials swipe a league-best 9.0 steals per game, led by Kavon Stewart's NEC-best 26 steals.

Next Up
 • Central Connecticut continues its trip through Western Pennsylvania, with a game at Saint Francis U on Saturday. The men's game will tip off at 4:00 p.m. The CCSU and SFU women play at 1:00 p.m.




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