Men's Basketball Faces St. Francis Brooklyn on TV Thursday

Men's Basketball Faces St. Francis Brooklyn on TV Thursday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team plays its third straight road game when it travels to take on St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday night. The game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised on MSG and Fox College Sports. Dave Popkin will handle the play-by-play, while Tim Capstraw is the analyst and John Schmeelk will be reporting from the sideline.

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

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

CCSU (3-20, 2-10 NEC) at St. Francis Brooklyn (10-15, 6-6 NEC) |  7:00 PM  |  TV: MSG; Fox College Sports  |  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: • St. Francis Brooklyn, 25-22
•  First Meeting: 1949-50 (SFBK, 59-54)
•  Last Meeting: Jan. 30, 2016 (SFBK, 60-49)
•  Last CCSU Win: Feb. 18, 2014 (73-71)

Last Time Out • Central Connecticut trimmed a 19-point second half deficit to just six before falling at Saint Francis U, 91-82, on Saturday. The Blue Devils shot 64.5 percent from the field in the second half to finish at 51.5 percent for the game. Freshman Jahlil Nails matched a career-high with 18 points, while senior Brandon Peel posted his fifth straight double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. Peel surpassed the 800 rebounds mark for his career in the game and is 22nd on the all-time Northeast Conference list. Ronnie Drinnon led SFU with 23 points, 20 rebounds, and five assists as the Red Flash led throughout the contest.

Scouting St. Francis Brooklyn • The Terriers are coming off an 85-71 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday. SFBK has alternated wins and losses in its last eight games and currently sits in sixth playce in the NEC. Yunus Hopkinson scored 24 points against the Knights, while Tyreek Jewell added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Jewell currently leads the Terriers in scoring with 13.4 points per game and is one of three in double-figures. Amdy Fall leads the squad in rebounding with 6.8 per game and has 46 blocked shots on the season. St. Francis is allowing a league-low 62.8 points per game in conference play.

Next Up
 • The Blue Devils travel to Sacred Heart on Feb. 13 as part of a basketball doubleheader. The CCSU and SHU women will play at 1:00 p.m., followed by the men's game.
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