Men's Basketball Hosts Mount St. Mary's Thursday

Men's Basketball Hosts Mount St. Mary's Thursday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team will host Mount St. Mary's at Detrick Gymnasium on Thursday night. The Blue Devils will play three of their final four games at home. Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m.

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 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 (3-22, 2-12 NEC) vs. Mount St. Mary's (12-15, 9-5 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, 19-18
• First Meeting: Feb. 16, 1989 (Mount, 93-74)
• Last Meeting: Jan. 7, 2016 (Mount, 73-62)
• Last CCSU Win: Feb. 12, 2012 (78-63)


Last Time Out
 • Brandon Peel posted his seventh straight double-double, but Central Connecticut fell at Sacred Heart, 87-52. Peel finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils. The Pioneers scored the first 11 points and led throughout the contest. The Blue Devils held an edge on the glass, marking the fifth time in six games they have outrebounded an opponent. Kevin Seymour added five points and seven assists, while Malik Toppin and JJ Cratit added nine and eight points, respectively. Cane Broome scored 28 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career. Quincy McKnight added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

Scouting Mount St. Mary's • Mount has won back-to-back games after dropping Saint Francis U, 66-61, last weekend. The Mountaineers have clinched a spot in the Northeast Conference Tournament and are among a four-way tie for the top spot with a 9-5 mark in league play. BK Ashe leads the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game, while Junior Robinson adds 12.3 per game. Gregory Graves grabs a team-best 5.3 rebounds. Mount leads the NEC with a +5.2 turnover margin and forces a league-high 17.9 turnovers per game.

Next Up
 • Central Connecticut hosts Wagner on Saturday, Feb. 20. The game is a 1:00 p.m. tip off and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and can be watched here online. The CCSU-Wagner women's game will follow.
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