Posted: Mar 01, 2019
Central Connecticut closes the regular season against Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Detrick Gymnasium. The Blue Devils will be honoring senior Deion Bute, junior Tyson Batiste and sophomore Kashaun Hicks, who will all be playing their final home game, before tipoff. 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 is being sponsored by Whelen Engineering and is part of Phil Kurze Day.
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 • FDU leads the all-time series, 25-18...The Blue Devils won the season's first meeting, 103-96 (2ot), at Fairleigh Dickinson on Jan. 10, 2019...CCSU won last year's meeting at Detrick Gymnasium, 66-65..
NOTES FROM THE LIU BROOKLYN GAME • LIU pulled away from the Blue Devils for an 84-55 win after making 16 three-pointers...Jamir Coleman posted his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points, 11 rebounds...Kashaun Hicks and Ian Krishnan each added nine points...Deion Bute matched a career-high with three blocked shots...Karrington Wallace had eight points and matched a personal-best with six rebounds...The game was tied 8-8 before LIU scored 15 unanswered points to build a double-digit lead for good.
DEION BUTE • (6-9 | C | Philipsburg, St. Maarten/Tallahassee CC)...Leads the NEC in FG Pct. (.610)...Has 5 career double-doubles...Scored a career-high 22 points vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (1/18/18)...Leads CCSU in blocked shots.
TYSON BATISTE • (6-2 | G | Springfield, MO/Notre Dame Prep)...Two-time team captain...Ranks 13th in the NEC in assists (2.7) and has a 2.0 assist-turnover ratio...Dean's List student...Career-high 17 points vs. Saint Francis U (2/16/17).
KASHAUN HICKS • (6-6 | F | Jersey City, NJ/The MacDuffie School)...Has started the last 9 games...Career-best 15 points at LIU Brooklyn (1/27/18)...Career-high 9 rebounds vs. Sacred Heart (2/25/19)...Scored 10+ points in 6 career games.