Posted: Jan 29, 2019
Central Connecticut welcomes St. Francis Brooklyn to Detrick Gymnasium on Thursday night to mark the halfway point of the Northeast Conference season. The Blue Devils dropped their fourth straight after Saturday's loss to LIU Brooklyn. The Terriers have won four of five after a win at Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. The game will be streamed live and will be archived on www.NECFrontRow.com. Bruce Biel (play-by-play) and Marc Robbins (analyst) call the action all season long.
Tickets for CCSU home games can be purchased at CCSUTickets.com or at the box office upon entry to Kaiser Hall and Detrick Gymnasium. Admission for all CCSU students, faculty and staff is free of charge with a valid Blue Chip card.
All CCSU home games and Northeast Conference games are available to watch online, for free, at NECFrontRow.com.
GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Detrick Gymnasium (New Britain, CT)
SERIES HISTORY • St. Francis Brooklyn holds a narrow, 28-24, edge in the all-time series...The teams have split the previous four meetings, with CCSU winning, 78-75, in overtime in last season's regular season finale.
WITH A CCSU WIN TODAY... • Central Connecticut would improve to 9-13 on the season, 3-6 in the NEC, 4-4 at home...The Blue Devils would win their third straight at home against the Terriers...CCSU would end a season-high four-game losing streak and gain a game in the league standings for a postseason berth.
NOTES FROM THE LIU BROOKLYN GAME • CCSU had four players reach double-figures for the ninth time this season and second straight contest...Joe Hugley scored 14 of his team-high 16 points after halftime and has scored double-figures in six straight games coming off the bench...Deion Bute went 6-for-6 from the field, marking the fourth time this season he has not missed a field goal in a game...Bute is leading the Northeast Conference in field goal percentage at .646 in all games and is shooting a league-best .667 in conference games...The Blue Devils went 12-for-12 at the foul line, marking the first time since Dec. 6, 2017, that they finished perfect at the stripe...Central now ranks 12th nationally in free throw shooting as a team at 76.8 percent.
UP NEXT • The Blue Devils close a three-game homestand when they welcome Bryant on Saturday, Feb. 2...Central will then hit the road for four straight contests before returning home on Feb. 21.