The Central Connecticut men's basketball team posted a 104-64 exhibition win over Coast Guard Academy on Monday night at Detrick Gymnasium. CCSU shot 57.5 percent from the field in the contest and had five players score in double-figures. The game was a tune-up for the Blue Devils season-opener against Hartford on Nov. 5.
Central finished with 27 assists on 42 field goals in the game and had 11 players record a field goal. Freshman Greg Outlaw had 17 points off the bench, while classmate Myles Baker finished with 16 points. Junior Stephane Ayangma narrowly missed out on a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. The CCSU defense limited CGA to 37.5 percent shooting on the night and forced 19 turnovers.
Score: Central Connecticut 104, Coast Guard Academy 64
Records: CCSU (0-0), CGA (0-0)
Location: Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT
"We shared the ball and it made everyone believe in each other. Sharing the ball gave everyone confidence and made everyone play harder. When we play together we're a lot more exciting and we enjoy playing together," said head coach Donyell Marshall.
- CCSU never trailed in the game and used a 12-0 run to go ahead 40-22 with under 8:00 remaining in the opening half. A three-pointer by Baker opened the spurt to make it 31-22. He would add two foul shots in the run, which ended with a three-pointer by freshman Trey Tennyson to make it an 18-point game with 4:06 left in the half.
- Central scored seven unanswered points to close the first half and began the second half with eight straight points to open up a 32-point margin. Senior Jamir Coleman had a three-pointer and layup sandwiched around a Baker trey to begin the second half.
- Sophomore Karrington Wallace gave CCSU its largest lead of the night (100-54) with a layup with 3:18 to play.
NUMBER TO KNOW
26 - Central accounted for 26 points off turnovers, compared to just 10 for Coast Guard.
- Coleman and Wallace scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, to round out the CCSU double-figure scorers.
- CCSU had 27 assists on 42 field goals. Baker, sophomore Zach Newkirk and freshman Jamir Reed each had four assists.
- Freshman Xavier Wilson finished with a team-high three blocked shots.
- Outlaw added three steals, three assists and three rebounds.
- Freshman Trey Tennyson had nine points, seven rebounds, and three assists off the bench.
- Freshman Jamir Reed chipped in eight points, six rebounds, and four assists.
- CCSU was 12-of-25 (.480) from the three-point arc. Baker finished 4-of-8.
Central opens the season against Hartford on Nov. 5 at Detrick Gymnasium.