Women's Basketball Welcomes LIU Brooklyn on Monday Night

Women's Basketball Welcomes LIU Brooklyn on Monday Night

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team hosts LIU Brooklyn on Monday night for a 7:00 p.m. showdown inside Detrick Gymnasium to close out the Blue Devils' three game homestand. LIU is 0-3 on the road this season during NEC play.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

CCSU (2-15, 2-4 NEC) vs. LIU Brooklyn (7-10, 3-3 NEC) | Monday, Jan. 22 | 7:00 PM

Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT

NEC Front Row | Live Stats | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game tweets)

GAME NOTES | CCSU | LIU

LAST TIME OUT • The Blue Devils saw four players in double figure scoring in Saturday's 78-70 loss to St. Francis Brooklyn. Juniors Kiana Patterson and Andi Lydon led the way with a shared game-high of 17 points. Rookie Ashley Forker drained a career-high 12 points in her sixth straight start for CCSU.
 
MOST RECENTLY FOR LIU • The Blackbirds had their two-game winning streak snuffed by Bryant on the road in Smithfield, RI on Saturday, falling 75-56. LIU's graduate transfer Denisha Petty-Evans carried the Brooklyn crew with a career-high 27 points.
CCSU in the NEC • Through six NEC contests, the Blue Devils rank first in the league in three-point field goal defense, holding teams to a mere 28.3 percent on average. Junior Andi Lydon sits at the top of the individual free-throw percentage standings, connecting on 82.7 percent (43-52) on the season.
 
SERIES HISTORY • LIU leads the all-time series against the Blue Devils, 19-16. Last season the two teams split the regular season series; CCSU won 76-71 on the road and LIU Brooklyn captured a 68-62 win last time on Central's home floor.
 
SCOUTING THE BLACKBIRDS • The Blackbirds leading scorer Denisha Petty-Evans (16.5 ppg) ranks third in the NEC. Drew Winter sits atop the league standings in assists (90), assists per game (5.3) and assist-toturnover ratio (1.48). LIU's spot-up shooter, Jeydah Johnson averages 2.69 three-pointers per game, a second-best in the NEC.
 
UP NEXT  • Central Connecticut will embark on a three-game road series next, first taking a trip to Pennsylvania to take on the Northeast Conference's two leaders, SFU and Robert Morris. Central will see the Red Flash on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1:00 p.m. and the Colonials on Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m.
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