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Men's Basketball Concludes Four-Game Road Swing at Sacred Heart Saturday

Men's Basketball Concludes Four-Game Road Swing at Sacred Heart Saturday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team wraps up a four-game road swing with a trip to visit instate Northeast Conference foe, Sacred Heart, on Saturday afternoon at Coach Bike Court. The game is set to tip off at 3:30 following the conclusion of the women's basketball contest between CCSU and SHU.

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.


CCSU (3-21, 2-11 NEC) at Sacred Heart (8-16, 7-6 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: • CCSU, 37-20
•  First Meeting: Jan. 21, 1971 (CCSU, 99-87)
•  Last Meeting: Jan. 13, 2016 (SHU, 80-78 ot)
•  Last CCSU Win: Feb. 21, 2015 (76-73)

Last Time Out • Central Connecticut shot 53.1 percent from the floor in the opening period and held a 14-point halftime lead, but St. Francis Brooklyn rallied in the second half to pull out a 74-67 win on Thursday in Brooklyn. The Blue Devils were led by senior Brandon Peel who scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to post his sixth straight double-double. Sophomore Kevin Seymour added a personal-best 14 points. The Terriers used a 12-0 run spanning both halves to chip away at the CCSU lead and scored the final six points to pull out the win. Yunus Hopkinson led the way with a career-high 27 points.

Scouting Sacred Heart • The Pioneers had a three-game winning streak halted with a 66-61 loss at Mount St. Mary's on Thursday. SHU held a two-point lead late, before the Mount scored the last seven points over the final 1:02. Sacred Heart is the hottest team in the NEC of late, going 6-2 in its last eight games. Cane Broome leads the circuit in scoring, averaging 21.7 points per game, while Quincy McKnight (11.6), Tevin Falzon (10.7) and Jordan Allen (10.6) are also in double-figures. Falzon leads the team in rebounding at 7.9 boards per game. In NEC games, the Pioneers are third, shooting .444 from the floor.

Next Up
 • The Blue Devils return home to host preseason Northeast Conference favorite Mount St. Mary's on Thursday, Feb. 18. 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. 




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