Posted: Feb 22, 2019
Central Connecticut welcomes Sacred Heart on Saturday at Detrick Gymnasium. The men's game will tip off at 3:30 p.m., following the women's game at 1:00 p.m. The Blue Devils will be looking to bounce back from Thursday's loss to Mount St. Mary's. SHU lost at FDU on Thursday and is currently tied for fourth. 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.
The day's doubleheader is part of a Second Annual "Arts and Athletics" collaboration. The CCSU Alumni Association will also be collecting items to make emergency kits for New Britain homeless shelters and the Blue Devils' volleyball team is holding a school supply drive for Smalley School collecting a variety of school supplies for the elementary school.
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 • Central leads the all-time series, 37-28...The Pioneers took the season's first meeting between the teams, 73-61, on Jan. 5...SHU has won the past seven meetings...CCSU last won in the series on Feb. 21, 2015 (76-73).
WITH A CCSU WIN TODAY... • Central Connecticut would improve to 12-17 overall, 6-10 in the NEC, 6-5 at home...Central would end a seven-game losing streak to the Pioneers...The Blue Devils would also snap a three-game skid on the season and remain in the hunt for a spot in the NEC Tournament.
NOTES FROM THE MOUNT ST. MARY'S GAME • The Blue Devils fell to Mount St. Mary's, 79-66, on Thursday...The Mountaineers took control with a 20-0 run over a 5:00 span in the first half...Jamir Coleman had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds for CCSU...Joe Hugley scored a team-high 17 points with seven rebounds...Deion Bute had 15 points and nine boards...Tyson Batiste scored a season-high 10 points...The Blue Devils outrebounded the Mount, 37-31...Central led by as much as 23-14 in the first half...CCSU went 13-of-16 (.813) at the foul line and is shooting 77.9% as a team at the foul line on the season.
UP NEXT • The Blue Devils travel to LIU Brooklyn on Thursday night...Central closes the regular season against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, March 2, at 1:00 p.m...CCSU hosts Fairleigh Dickinson for Senior Day.