The Central Connecticut women's basketball team will take the court against #25 nationally ranked Virginia Tech to wrap up its five game road series. The Blue Devils will tipoff inside of Cassell Colesium at 6:00 p.m. Central heads into the match at (1-6) on the year after falling to Syracuse, 95-63, on Sunday. The Hokies jumped into the national poll after defeating Gardner-Webb on Monday, 76-42, remaining unbeaten at a perfect (8-0) record.
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Series History (0-0) • This will mark the first meeting between Central and Virginia Tech.
Scouting the Hokies • Three of the five VT starters are averaging double-digit scoring, led by Chanette Hicks, with 16.9 ppg, who also leads the team in assists (35) and steals (37).Sydney Cook and Regan Magarity are the Hokies top rebounders, grabbing an average of 8.6 and 7.6 boards per contest.
Last Timeout • The Central Connecticut women's basketball team was stopped by ACC opponent,Syracuse, 95-63, on Sunday at the Carrier Dome. CCSU was out-rebounded, 59-28, including 33 offensive boards for the Orange. Freshman Taylor Goode led the Blue Devils in scoring with a career high14 points. Syracuse increased their record to (6-3).
Adding Shannon • Central Connecticut women's basketball head coach Beryl Piper has announced the addition of Amanda Shannon to her staff as an assistant coach. Shannon most recently served as the recruiting coordinator at Saint Anselm College. Last season, Shannon helped Saint Anselm earn an at-large bid to the Division II NCAA Tournament. The berth marked the Hawks' first NCAA bid since the 1998-99 season. In three seasons at Saint Anselm, Shannon helped the program to 42 wins and helped three Hawks earn Northeast-10 First or Second Team honors and three more earn All-Rookie team recognition.
Countdown to NEC Play • After today's match against Virginia Tech, CCSU has only three non-conference games left until they enter conference play. The Devils will face its third AE opponent next, Stony Brook, followed by Boston College (ACC), and end their non-conference slate when they travel to New Hampshire (AE) on the 21st of December.
Up Next For CCSU • Central will play in their first home game since November 18 when they defeated Vermont.The Blue Devils will host the America East's Stony BrookSeawolves inside Detrick Gymnasium for a 2:00 p.m.tipoff.