Bryant Visits Women's Basketball for Alumni Day Game on Saturday

Bryant Visits Women's Basketball for Alumni Day Game on Saturday

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team welcome the Bryant Bulldogs  on Saturday, January 28 to Detrick Gymnasium for a 1:00 p.m. tip.The Blue Devils are (4-4) all-time against Bryant on their home court. There will be a halftime ceremony at the men's basketball game against LIU Brooklyn proceeding the women's to honor CCSU Alumni and Bobbie Koplowitz.


CCSU (7-12, 6-2 NEC) vs. Bryant (9-10, 4-4 NEC) | Saturday, Jan. 28 | Alumni Day | 1PM 

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Series History (7-9) • Saturday afternoon marks the 17th meeting between CCSU and Bryant, with Central entering the match two games behind in the all-time series. Last season Bryant swept the Blue Devils an average margin of 13 points. The Bulldogs last stole a victory away from Central at home, 65-53, and defended their own home turf topping the New Britain squad, 70-56.

Battling the Bulldogs • Senior forward, Alex Klein, leads Bryant and ranks fourth overall in scoring, draining 16.8 ppg. against NEC opponents. Klein is also averaging 9.0 reboundsper game and shooting 44.0% from the field. As a unit, the Bulldogs are out-rebounding teams by a margin of +4.4 boards.

Previously For Both Teams • Both teams look to snap a two-game losing streak, after falling to Robert Morris and Saint Francis last weekend. Central was dealt its first conference loss at SFU on Saturday (1/21), 87-81, and then fell short to the Colonials on Monday (1/23), 55-46. The Bulldogs were most recently topped by the Red Flash, 79-67, and to Robert Morris, 62-46, on the road.

Last Time Out • Despite getting dominated on the glass, 42-29, the Colonials took advantage of the Blue Devils 26 turnovers, topping them, 55-46. Senior Aleah Epps and sophomore Andi Lydon recorded double-doubles for CCSU, with Epps tallying a game-high 18 points/10 rebounds, and Lydon notching 10 points/10 rebounds.

Lydon Lights It Up • Sophomore Andi Lydon is coming off a 29-point career high performance at Saint Francis U where she shot an impressive 75.0% (9-12) from the floor. Lydon currently ranks first in the league in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 66.7% on 14-of-21. She also falls in second place in rebounding average with 9.1 per contest.

Rejected by Reynoso • Senior Giocelis Reynoso sent back a career high five of Saint Francis' shots which ties her for fourth all-time for most blocked shots in a single-game. Reynoso brings her season blocked shots total to 34, just three away from tying Keisha Carmichael ('89-90) and Kirsten Daamen ('09-10) for most blocked shots in a single season.

KEY-Ana • Second year Blue Devil Kiana Patterson, has proven to be CCSU's key three-point threat against NEC opponents, draining 19-of-29 (38.8%). Patterson's six three's at St. Francis Brooklyn on Dec. 31, tied her for third all-time for most single-game three-pointers. The sophomore is only five triples behind her fifth place mark in the record books for most three's made in a season, 48 ('15-16).

Up Next For CCSU • The NEC's second ranked Central Connecticut women's basketball team will begin the conference cycle all over again with a Monday night date with LIU Brooklyn at home at 7:00 p.m. The Blue Devils got the best of the Blackbirds back on January 16 at LIU, 76-71.