Posted: Feb 01, 2019
Central Connecticut hosts Bryant to close out a three-game homestand at Detrick Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils snapped a four-game Northeast Conference skid with a win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday, while Bryant posted a seven-point win at Wagner. These teams met last week in Smithfield, RI, with the Bulldogs hitting a three-pointer in the closing seconds to win, 63-60, on January 24. The contest follows the women's game, which tips off at 1:00 p.m. 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 • Bryant leads the all-time series, 17-16...The Blue Devils have won two of the last three meetings before the Bulldogs' win in the closing seconds last Thursday.
WITH A CCSU WIN TODAY... • Central Connecticut would improve to 10-13 on the season, 4-6 in the NEC, 5-4 at home...Central would win back-to-back games for the second time in Northeast Conference play...CCSU would move into a tie for 8th in the NEC standings.
NOTES FROM THE ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN GAME • The Blue Devils ended a four-game losing streak with a 78-72 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday...CCSU had four players reach double-figures for the 10th time this season and third straight contest...Central went 21-of-24 at the free throw line and converted its last 18 foul shots of the game...Tyler Kohl had his 4th double-double of the year with 29 points/12 rebounds and added five assists...Ian Krishnan hit four three-pointers and scored 16 points...Jamir Coleman had 15 points and nine rebounds...Deion Bute went for 12 points and eight rebounds...CCSU rolled out a starting five of Bute, Coleman, Kohl, Krishnan and Kashaun Hicks for the first time this season...Central's starting five accounted for 76 of the team's 78 points.
UP NEXT • The Blue Devils will hit the road for four straight contests. CCSU is at Saint Francis U for an ESPNU game on Feb. 7. Central is then at Robert Morris on ESPN+ on Feb. 9. CCSU is home again on Feb. 21 vs. Mount St. Mary's.