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Men's Basketball Hosts Maine for Pre-Thanksgiving Contest Wednesday

Men's Basketball Hosts Maine for Pre-Thanksgiving Contest Wednesday

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team plays host to Maine on Wednesday afternoon at Detrick Gymnasium. The Blue Devils will tip off at 3:30 p.m., following the women's game against Saint Peter's which is set for a Noon tipoff. The games will stream live, and for free, on NECFrontRow.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 | 3:30 PM | DETRICK GYMNASIUM (NEW BRITAIN, CT)
WATCH (NECFRONTROW) | LIVE STATS | TICKETS | CCSU GAME NOTES

OPENING NOTES
•    Central Connecticut returns home to host Maine on Wednesday as part of a basketball doubleheader. The women host Saint Peter's prior to the men's game
•    Patrick Sellers is in his 2nd season at the helm of Central. His squad returns three starters and a total of eight letterwinners.
•    Sellers' first career win came against Maine last season on the road.
•    CCSU will alternate their next 8 games home and away. CCSU plays at Rutgers on Saturday.

WHAT TO KNOW
•    Davonte Sweatman led CCSU in scoring in each of the last two games (15.0 ppg). He has shot 12-of-15 overall and 6-of-8 on 3-pointers, while posting 8 assists and just 2 turnovers.
•    Nigel Scantlebury, a preseason All-NEC pick, has scored 16 points in three of the past four games. He is leading the team with 3.6 assists per game and has 2.0 assist/turnover ratio. 
•    Andre Snoddy posted his sixth career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds at UMBC. He was named to the NEC All-Rookie Team last season.
•    Central made a season-high 12 three-pointers at UMBC and is averaging a NEC-high 9.4 three-pointers per game, while making 35.6% of its three-point attempts. CCSU hit 235 three-pointers last season, the second-highest single-season total in program history.
•    CCSU is committing an NEC-low 10.8 turnovers per game and own a +0.4 turnover margin.

NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL VIDEO SERIES (BRACKETING)
•    Week 1 (October 17): How the committee prepares for the season with metrics, data and conference reporting. (Men's Basketball)
•    Week 2 (October 24): Selections. (Men's Basketball)
•    Week 3 (October 31): Seeding. (Men's Basketball)
•    Week 4 (November 7): Bracketing. (Men's Basketball)

NCAA WEEKLY WHISTLE (YOUTUBE)

 

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