Men's Basketball Faces Georgetown for the First Time Saturday

Men's Basketball Faces Georgetown for the First Time Saturday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team travels to Georgetown on Saturday night for a 6:00 p.m. contest. The first meeting between the program's will be carried on FS2. Both teams are coming off wins in their season-openers.

The Blue Devils erased a 12-point first half deficit to overrun Hartford, 75-68, on Tuesday night. Senior Tyler Kohl led the way with a career-high 30 points, while adding 10 rebounds. Senior Deion Bute added 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Hoyas defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore, 78-63, in their opener. Josh LeBlanc had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead Georgetown.

Donyell Marshall and CCSU are coming off a season that saw the program post an 8-win improvement from 2016-17 to 2017-18 and their most overall wins (14) since the 2010-11 season, as well as seven non-conference wins - also their most since 2010-11. Today's matchup marks the second straight season that Marshall and CCSU meet a program coached by another former NBA player. Marshall played 15 seasons in the NBA, while Ewing played for three teams in his career (1985-2002).
 

GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Capital One Arena (Washington, DC)

CCSU (1-0) at Georgetown (1-0) | Saturday, Nov. 10 | 6 PM
VIDEO (FS2) | LIVE STATS | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game twitter updates)

GAME NOTES  |  2018-19 RECORD BOOK

SERIES HISTORY • First Meeting

FOR OPENERS ON KOHL • Tyler Kohl opened the 2018-19 season scoring 30 points with 10 rebounds at Hartford for his ninth double-double. He scored all of his points after being held scoreless for the opening 10:40. He added five assists, while pouring in 19 points after halftime.
 
BUTE AND HUGLEY ALSO MAKE A MARK • Deion Bute opened the year, posting his second career double-double with 15 points (6-8 fg) and 11 rebounds at Hartford. Joe Hugley came off the bench at Hartford to provide a spark with 11 points and has scored 10+ in the last four games. 
 
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON COACHES POLL • Central was picked 6th in the preseason coaches poll at NEC Social Media Day in Brooklyn, NY, at Barclay's Center on Oct. 25. Saint Francis U was tabbed as the preseason favorite for the second straight year. Defending champion, LIU Brooklyn and Fairleigh Dickinson each got a first-place vote in the poll. Complete poll (first place votes): 1. Saint Francis U (8) 2. Fairleigh Dickinson (1) 3. LIU Brooklyn (1) 4. Wagner 5. Robert Morris 6. Central Connecticut 7. St. Francis Brooklyn
8. Bryant 9. Sacred Heart 10. Mount St. Mary's. The Preseason All-NEC Team included Tyler Kohl, along with SFU's Keith Braxton and Jamaal King, and Raiquan Clark (LIU Brooklyn) and Mike Holloway (Fairleigh Dickinson).

UP NEXT • The Blue Devils will have their home-opener against UMass Lowell on Tuesday night, Nov. 13, at 7:00 p.m.

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