The Central Connecticut women's basketball team travels to the sunshine state for two games starting at Florida Atlantic on Sunday, Dec. 15. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on FAU Sports TV. The Blue Devils are looking to snap an eight-game skid to earn their first win of the season. Following Sunday's contest, the team plays at Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday before returning to Connecticut to take on in-state rival Hartford for the final non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 21.
CCSU (0-8) at Florida Atlantic (5-3)
Sunday | Dec. 15 | 2:00 PM
FAU Arena (The Burrow) | Boca Raton, Fla.
Last Time Out • The Blue Devils lost to New Hampshire last Sunday 70-59. Despite a 17-2 run in the second quarter to take a six-point lead, the Wildcats held Central to just six points in the third quarter to lead 52-39 going into the final 10 minutes of action. UNH dominated inside and in transition with 34 points coming from the paint and 14 off fast breaks. Three players scored double-figures for the Blue Devils. Juniors Emma McCamus and Ashley Forker scored a dozen each, while Carly Reynolds scored a career-high 11 points shooting 3-4 from the floor and 5-5 from the foul line.
Series History with the Owls • This game marks the first ever match-up between the Blue Devils and the Owls. Central enters the game 0-8 on the year, as FAU is 5-3 on the season. This will be the first game for the Owls since hosting their Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 30.
Most Recent for FAU • Kansas snapped a four-game win streak for the Owls with a 90-60 win in the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament. Kansas jumped on the Owls to take a 13-point lead at the end of the opening quarter. FAU dropped 27 in the second to trail by just five points at halftime, however Kansas went onto win 90-60. Juliette Gauthier led the Owls with 18 points with three 3-pointers and five boards.
With a Win... • CCSU would earn its first win of the season snapping an eight-game skid...It would be the 150th career win for head coach Beryl Piper...Central would become 1-0 in series against the Owls.
Up Next • Central takes on Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday before returning to Connecticut to close its non-conference schedule at Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 21.