Posted: Jan 29, 2018
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team closes out its first cycle of Northeast Conference action on the road Monday at the league-leading Robert Morris Colonials. RMU is a perfect 8-0 in the NEC and 8-2 this year on their home court.
Central Connecticut (2-17, 2-6 NEC) at Robert Morris (15-4, 8-0 NEC) | Monday, January 29 | 7:00 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT • CCSU faltered at Saint Francis on Saturday, dropping a 87-59 contest to the Red Flash. CCSU trailed by six points at the half before SFU opened up a lead as large as 33 points in the third quarter. The Blue Devils were led by junior Kiana Patterson and freshman Tiffany Slicklein who both notched nine points.
MOST RECENTLY FOR RMU • The Colonials downed Bryant on Saturday, 72-49, and forced a season-high 30 turnovers. Four players saw double figure scoring led by rookie Honoka Ikematsu's 16 points.
CCSU IN THE NEC • Through eight NEC contests, the Blue Devils rank first in the league in three-point field goal defense, holding teams to a mere 28.4 percent on average. Junior Andi Lydon ranks second for free-throw percentage in the NEC standings, connecting on 82.7 percent (43-52) on the season.
SERIES HISTORY • Robert Morris holds a 23-14 advantage in the overall series with the Blue Devils. CCSU was swept, 3-0, in last year's series and concluded its 2016-17 season at Robert Morris in the NEC Semifinal match 70-62.
UP NEXT • CCSU will start the second cycle of Northeast Conference games on Saturday, February 3 at in-state foe, Sacred Heart for a 1:00 p.m. tip off.