Women's Basketball Looks to Continue Success Against Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday

Women's Basketball Looks to Continue Success Against Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team will look to add onto its four-game win streak Saturday as they play the visiting Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson at 1:00 p.m. Under head coach Beryl Piper, the Blue Devils hold a 7-1 record against FDU at home.


CCSU (5-10, 4-0 NEC) vs. FDU (3-12, 1-3 NEC) | Saturday, Jan. 14 | 1:00 PM | NEC Front Row | Live Stats

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Previously For Both Teams • The Blue Devils are on a four-game winning streak, after previously defeating Mount St. Mary's, 68-58, on Jan. 9. Sophomore Kiana Patterson led all scorers with 20 points in the victory. The Knights most recently fell of the Bryant Bulldogs, 56-48, last Monday.

Series History (23-15) • Central leads the overall series, 23-15, last defeating FDU on Feb. 27, 2016 at home, 71-59. The Blue Devils had three players score in double figures, including 10 points from senior Aleah Epps, shooting a collective 41.3% from the field. Fairleigh Dickinson dropped its home meeting with CCSU last season, 78-75, on Jan. 1, 2016.

Last Time Out • The Central Connecticut women's basketball team won its fourth straight game and improved to 5-10 overall and 4-0 in Northeast Conference play with a 68-58 victory at home over Mount St. Mary's on Monday night. Kiana Patterson led the Blue Devils with 20 points, including 3-of-3 from three on the night. Andi Lydon had 17 points and eight rebounds. Sydney Hines added 10 points. Giocelis Reynoso led the team with 10 rebounds. The Blue Devils outrebounded the Mount 45-32 in the win.

Keys to the Knights • The Knights are led in scoring by Brianna Thomas with 12.6 points per contest. Amina Markovic is shooting a team best 48.6% from the field while netting an average of 12.3 points, and pulling down 6.0 rebounds against league opponents.

Up Next For CCSU • Central Connecticut will play in its first away game since December 31, on Monday, Jan. 16, as they travel to LIU Brooklyn for a 2:00 p.m. start time with Blackbirds.