Men's Basketball Goes to LIU Brooklyn on Saturday

Men's Basketball Goes to LIU Brooklyn on Saturday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team will be looking to continue its winning ways with a trip to LIU Brooklyn on Saturday. The game will tip off at 4:30 p.m. The Blue Devils have won four straight overall and are 12-10 overall and 5-4 in the Northeast Conference following Thursday's win at Bryant.

The Blue Devils held off a second half rally by Bryant on Thursday, winning 80-74 in Smithfield, RI. The Blackbirds fell at Mount St. Mary's, 86-80, and have dropped back-to-back contests. LIU is 9-13 (4-5 NEC), but has gone 6-3 at home this season.

All Northeast Conference games are available to watch online, for free, at NECFrontRow.com.

 

GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Steinberg Wellness Center (Brooklyn, NY)

CCSU (12-10, 5-4 NEC) at LIU Brooklyn ( ) | Saturday, Jan. 27 | 4:30 PM
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TODAY'S GAME • Central Connecticut takes a four-game win streak to LIU Brooklyn on Saturday. The Blue Devils and Blackbirds are meeting for the second time this season, with CCSU having wont 72-63 on Jan. 20 at Detrick Gymnasium. The game is available to stream online, for free, at www.NECFrontRow.com
 
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SERIES HISTORY • The Blue Devils and Blackbirds are meeting for the second time this season and the 44th time overall in a series that dates back to 1964. LIU Brooklyn holds a narrow, 22-21, edge in the all-time series, but CCSU has won the last two meetings. The Blue Devils won 72-63 at Detrick Gymnasium on Jan. 20.
 
LAST TIME OUT • Tyler Kohl led four Blue Devils in double-figures with 27 points on Thursday at Bryant in a 80-74 win on ESPN3. Central would hold a led by as much as 50-32 with 13:30 to play before the Bulldogs mounted a late charge. Bryant made 11 three-pointers in the second half and would close within 74-71 with 1:04 to play. CCSU would no surrender the lead and went 6-of-6 at the foul line in the final 33 seconds to win its fourth straight.
 
UP NEXT • Central continues its road swing with a trip to Wagner on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Blue Devils play at Sacred Heart on Feb. 3 before returning home to host Mount St. Mary's on Thursday, Feb. 8.
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