Men's Basketball Goes to Sacred Heart on Saturday

Men's Basketball Goes to Sacred Heart on Saturday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team travels to Sacred Heart to face its Nutmeg state riveal on Saturday afternoon. The contest is part of a CCSU-SHU men's and women's basketball doubleheader as the Blue Devils and Pioneers women's game tips the day off. The men's game will tip off at 3:30 p.m. and be broadcast live on NEC Front Row.

The Blue Devils are 12-12 overall and 5-6 in the Northeast Conference after dropping back-to-back games following a four-game win streak. The Blue Devils held a second half lead at Wagner on Thursday before faltering, 72-59.

The Pioneers (7-17, 2-9 NEC) have dropped four straight and seven of eight, following a 69-60 loss to LIU Brooklyn at home on Thursday. SHU has one of the league's stingiest defenses, ranking second in field goal percentage (.431) and third in points allowed (71.3). 

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Pitt Center (Fairfield, CT)

CCSU (12-12, 5-6 NEC) at Sacred Heart (7-17, 2-9 NEC) | Saturday, Feb. 3 | 3:30 PM
VIDEO (NEC Front Row)LIVE STATS | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game twitter updates)

COMPLETE GAME NOTES  |  2017-18 NCAA Rules Review Video 


TODAY'S GAME • Central Connecticut concludes a four-game road swing with a trip to Sacred Heart on Saturday for the first meeting of the teams this season. 
SERIES HISTORY • The Blue Devils and Pioneers are meeting for the 63rd time overall. The Blue Devils lead the all-time series, 37-25, but the Pioneers have won the last four meetings.
LAST TIME OUT • Central Connecticut fell to Wagner, 72-59, on Thursday in Staten Island, NY. The Blue Devils held a brief lead early in the second half before the Seahawks managed to recover and build a double-digit cushion en route to the victory. Junior Tyler Kohl posted a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead CCSU. Wagner scored seven straight points to build an early 7-2 lead that it would hold throughout the opening period. Central trailed, 35-31, at halftime before coming out of the intermission with five straight points to take its first lead since 2-0. The Seahawks would hit a three-pointer on their next possession to regain the lead for good. Wagner held CCSU without a field goal during a 4:39 span and would push its lead to double-figures. Central would get within, 62-56, but the Wagner defense allowed just one field goal in the final 5:30 and outscored CCSU, 10-3, to run its home record to 11-0.
UP NEXT • CCSU returns home on Feb. 8 vs. Mount St. Mary's and will then host Sacred Heart on Saturday, Feb. 10. The game vs. SHU will be on ESPN3.