Posted: Dec 28, 2017
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team sets forth on its 2017-18 Northeast Conference 16-game slate with a 5:00 p.m. home contest against Mount St. Mary's on Friday evening.
All CCSU home games and Northeast Conference games are available to watch online, for free, at NECFrontRow.com.
CCSU (0-11, 0-0 NEC) vs. MOUNT (3-8, 0-0 NEC) | Friday, Dec. 29 | 5:00 PM
Last Time Out • The Blue Devils concluded its non-conference schedule at Vermont last Thursday, falling 62-48 at Burlington, VT. Juniors Kiana Patterson and Andi Lydon combined for 25 points of the Blue Devils total, including a team-high 16 points from Patterson.
NEC Openers • CCSU is 8-12 all-time in NEC opening games.
The Mount • Coming off of a 66-63 road victory at Maryland Eastern Shore to end its non-league campaign, the Mountaineers enter Friday's match winning two of its last three games. Led by Ashlee White in the scoring column (12.6 ppg), MSM leads the league in free throw percentage converting 72.7 percent of its attempts.
MJ For Three • All of graduate student Morgan Johnson's 12 field goals in the past five games have come from behind the arc. MJ is 12-for-19 from downtown, shooting 63.2 percent including nine trifecta's in CCSU's last four games.
Series History • Friday night's NEC opener marks the 38th all-time meeting between CCSU and the Mountaineers. The Mount hold a 25-12 advantage in the series. Last year the two squads split the series, both collecting victories on their home floor.
Up Next • Northeast Conference action will continue on Sunday, New Year's Eve, when CCSU welcomes Wagner to Detrick Gymnasium for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off.