Women's Basketball To Play in Seton Hall Thanksgiving Weekend Classic

Women's Basketball To Play in Seton Hall Thanksgiving Weekend Classic

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team travels to South Orange, N.J. for the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 26-27, joining tournament host, Seton Hall, and visiting teams, Texas-Arlington, and San Diego State. 


CCSU (1-3) at Seton Hall (3-1) | 2:30 PM | Watch Live | Live Stats | Tournament Notes

Today • The Central Connecticut women's basketball team (1-3) travel to South Orange, N.J. to take on the Seton Hall Pirates (3-1) for the second game of the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic at 2:30 p.m. UT Arlington will face San Diego State in the first game of the tournament, Saturday, at noon. The Blue Devils will take the court again on Sunday for the 12:00 PM game against either UT Arlington or San Diego State depending on Saturday's results.

Previously For Both Teams • The Blue Devils are coming off of a, 76-37, loss at Massachusetts last Wednesday. The Pirates are also heading into the tournament on a loss, after falling at Minnesota last Sunday, 90-57.

Series History • It has been 26 years since the Blue Devils and Pirates have faced each other, with Seton Hall leading the series (2-0). The two squads first met on Jan. 15, 1990, with Seton Hall claiming the victory, 73-45. Central dropped the second contest less than a year later, on Dec. 15, 1990, 66-50. CCSU has never faced UT Arlington or San Diego State in its program history.

Last Timeout • CCSU fell to Atlantic 10 opponent, UMass, 76-37, on Wednesday afternoon on the Minutewomen's homefloor. Sophomore Kiana Patterson led the Blue Devils with 14 points, and senior forward, Giocelis Reynoso, tied career-highs in rebounds and blocks, pulling down 13 boards and rejecting four Minutewomen shots in just 15 minutes of action. Central Connecticut was limited to 22.2% shooting compared to Massachusetts' 48.4% from the field. Despite falling behind 20 points after the first 10 minutes of the game, Central found their offense in the second quarter, out-scoring the Minutewomen, 21-14. Freshman Cebria Outlow sparks the momentum for the Blue Devils, when she putback a missed free throw for an "and-one". Patterson then connected on three consecutive three-pointers to cut the Central deficit to nine points, with 1:32 left before the break. However, UMass forced 25 Blue Devil turnovers, and converted 33 points off of the extra opportunities. Sophomore Andi Lydon ended the game with eight rebounds, and a career-high five assists.

Up Next For CCSU • Central Connecticut will have an entire week off following the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic Tournament, until they hit the road for back-to-back away contests to begin the month of December. The Blue Devils will first travel to the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Dec. 4, to play Syracuse at 2 PM., and then will head south to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, to tipoff with the Hokies at 5 PM.