Posted: Jan 05, 2018
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team takes a short 95-mile road trip to Smithfield, RI on Saturday, Jan. 6 to visit the Bryant Bulldogs for a 1:00 p.m. contest inside Chase Athletic Center.
CCSU (1-12, 1-1 NEC) at BRYANT (1-12, 0-2 NEC) | Saturday, Jan. 6 | 1:00 PM
Chase Athletic Center | Smithfield, RI
Last Time Out • CCSU earned its first win of the season over Wagner on New Year's Eve inside Detrick Gymnasium. The Blue Devils out-scored Wagner 16-9 in the final quarter and drained nine three's en route to their first NEC victory. Junior Andi Lydon carried the Central offense with 16 points and senior co-captain, Brianna Jacobs sank a career-high 14 points and season high seven boards in the game.
Winless • The Bryant Bulldogs (1-12, 0-2 NEC) fell against its first two Northeast Conference opponents on its home court last weekend. Bryant lost to Wagner 75-66, and Mount St. Mary's 68-63. Two Bulldogs, Sydney Holloway and Hannah Scanlan, are averaging double-figure scoring in NEC play, posting 17.5 and 14.5 points per game, respectively.
Crashing the Glass • The Blue Devils rank first in the league in rebounding offense and offensive boards. CCSU has grabbed 83 total rebounds in two games (41.5 rpg), 34 of which were on the offensive end.
CCSU vs. NEC • Through two NEC contests, the Blue Devils are third in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.455) as a team led by junior Andi Lydon who has made 5-of-8 (.625) thus far. Lydon is knocking down 11.5 point per game to lead CCSU, and the Blue Devils are out-rebounding their opponents by a margin of +3.5 per match.
Series History • Saturday marks the 19th all-time meeting between the two squads with Bryant holding a slight 10-8 advantage in the overall series. Bryant and Central split the regular season series last year, both collecting wins at home.
Last Year vs. Bryant • Lydon dropped in a tough jumper with under seven seconds left and posted 23 points in CCSU's home contest with Bryant last year to grant the Blue Devils a one point 53-52 victory. The Bulldogs avenged the Blue Devils in the regular season finale 70-64, and finished 26-of-60 (.433) from the field.
Up Next • The Blue Devils will next see their first bye of the 2017-18 conference season on Monday, Jan. 8 and will then host in-state foe Sacred Heart on Saturday, Jan. 13 for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off in New Britain, CT.