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Men's Basketball Takes on Saint Francis U Saturday

Men's Basketball Takes on Saint Francis U Saturday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team faces Saint Francis U on Saturday afternoon at DeGol Arena as part of a Northeast Conference doubleheader. The Blue Devils men take on the Red Flash at 4:00 p.m. The CCSU women tip off against SFU at 1:00 p.m.

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 (3-19, 2-9 NEC) at Saint Francis U (11-11, 7-4 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: • CCSU leads, 20-16
•  First Meeting: Dec. 21, 1994 (SFU, 77-58)
•  Last Meeting: Jan. 23, 2016 (SFU, 79-64)
•  Last CCSU Win: Feb. 19, 2015 (53-50)

Last Time Out • Central Connecticut led wire-to-wire in a 65-60 win at Robert Morris on Thursday. The Blue Devils raced out to a 9-0 lead and pushed the margin to as much as 36-13 in the opening period. The Colonials would trim the deficit to five points in the second half, but the Blue Devils answered with big shots to pick up the victory. Senior Brandon Peel had his fourth straight double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds, while junior Khalen Cumberlander paced the team with 18 points and hit a career-high four three-pointers.

Scouting Saint Francis U • Two weeks after rallying from a 19-point deficit to defeat Bryant, the Red Flash erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Bulldogs on Thursday, 63-57. Ben Millaud-Meunier leads the Red Flash in scoring at 12.8 points per game and is the nation's leading foul-shooter at 90.4 percent. Greg Brown (12.6 ppg) and Ronnie Drinnon (11.3) also score in double-figures, while Drinnon grabs a team-best 9.4 rebounds per game. SFU has won four of five to move into a three-way tie for second-place in the NEC standings.

Next Up
 • The Blue Devils travel to St. Francis Brooklyn on Feb. 11. The contest will be CCSU's third of four straight road contests.




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