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Women's Basketball Set For Final Regular Season Home Game with RMU

Women's Basketball Set For Final Regular Season Home Game with RMU

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team will host Robert Morris on Monday, Feb. 26 for its final home game of the 2017-18 regular season. The game will be in support of breast cancer awareness and all fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.

The Blue Devils sit at 6-9 in the Northeast Conference in a tie for seventh place with LIU Brooklyn with three regular season contests remaining.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION: Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut (6-20, 6-9 NEC) vs. Robert Morris (20-6, 13-2 NEC) | Monday, Feb. 26 | 7:00 PM



LAST TIME OUT • CCSU led the Saint Francis U. Red Flash for 29:10 of the game on Saturday for Senior Day. SFU would out-score the Blue Devils 29-11 in the fourth quarter to prevail 85-75. Junior Kiana Patterson paced Central with 17 points and helped CCSU shoot 44.3 percent from the field compared to SFU's 35.7 percent shooting.
MOST RECENTLY FOR RMU • Tied for the top spot in the NEC, the Colonials clinched a spot in the 2018 NEC Championship Tournament on Saturday after defeating Bryant 67-61 in Smithfield, RI. RMU drained a season-high 12 three-pointers and was led by freshman Honoka Ikematsu's 19 points.
THE FIRST MATCH • CCSU made 10 three-pointers earlier this season against the Colonials, three of which came off the hand of senior Morgan Johnson who led the Blue Devils with 11 points. Junior Sydney Hines scored also posted a season-high 10 points. RMU shot 43.9 percent from the field including 44.4 percent from three en route to topping CCSU 66-47.
SERIES HISTORY • Central Connecticut trails the overall series 24-14. 11 of CCSU's 14 wins have come in Detrick Gymnasium. Earlier this season CCSU fell to Robert Morris 66-47 in Moon Township, PA.
12 ASSISTS IN THE BOOKS • Patterson's career-high 12 assists at Wagner on Feb. 17 tied the fourth-most in CCSU women's basketball history. The last time a player dished out 12 assists was back in 1994 by Paige Martin. Patterson's added 24 points marking the first time a player a posted a double-double in points and assists since Jessica Babe did so in 2013 against Rider (15 pts/10 asts).
RECORD WATCH • Junior Kiana Patterson currently has 65 three-pointers this season nearing her 2016-17 school record of 71 three-pointers made in a single-season.
WINDING DOWN • The Central Connecticut women's basketball team will play its final two games of the regular season on the road in Brooklyn, NY. On Friday, CCSU will face St. Francis Brooklyn at 7:00 p.m. and then LIU Brooklyn on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.





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