Posted: Jan 15, 2018
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team visits the Rothman Center to battle Fairleigh Dickinson in its fifth Northeast Conference match of the 2017-18 campaign.
CCSU (2-13, 2-2 NEC) at Fairleigh Dickinson (9-7, 1-4 NEC) | ROTHMAN CENTER | TEACNECK, NJ | Monday, Jan. 15 | 5:00 PM
GAME NOTES: CCSU | FDU
Last Time Out • CCSU snapped Sacred Heart's two-game winning streak on Saturday on its home court in a 69-59 victory. The Blue Devil bench showed up big and out-scored the Pioneers' 24-0. Junior Kiana Patterson notched her second 20+ point game of the season posting 23 points, 20 of which came in the second half. CCSU dominated SHU on the glass, out-rebounding them by a +14-margin.
Most Recently for FDU • The Knights enter Monday night's game with a conference record of 1-4, last falling to Bryant in NJ on Saturday 65-48. FDU one win in league play came on the road at Wagner in a 74-64 win. Amina Markovic leads the Knights in scoring with 12.4 points per game. FDU ranks 54th in the nation in three-point shooting percentage, averaging .359 per game.
CCSU in the NEC • Through three NEC contests, the Blue Devils rank first in the league in three-point field goal defense, holding teams to a mere 28.2 percent on average. Junior Andi Lydon sits at the top of the individual free-throw percentage standings, connecting on 82.6 percent (38-46) on the season.
Series History • Monday marks the 41st meeting all-time between Central and FDU. Last season the two squads split the regular season series, both collecting wins on their home court. The last time of at the Rothman Center, CCSU dropped a 77-64 decision to the Knights..
Up Next • On January 20 & 22, the Blue Devils will host St. Francis Brooklyn and LIU Brooklyn.