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Rutgers Pulls Away From Men's Basketball in Second Half

Rutgers Pulls Away From Men's Basketball in Second Half

The Central Connecticut men's basketball lost at Rutgers, 83-49, on Saturday at Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, NJ. CCSU was within 11 points in the second half before the Scarlet Knights limited the Blue Devils to one field goal over an 11-minute span and pulled away.

Kellen Amos led CCSU with 15 points and six rebounds, while Andre Snoddy chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds. CCSU shot 18-of-57 (.316) from the field and 3-of-27 (.111) from three-point range. CCSU went 10-of-13 (.769) at the foul line.

Rutgers had four players in double-figures, led by Cam Spencer's 18 points. The Scarlet Knights shot 29-of-54 (.537) overall and 8-of-18 (.444) from three-point range. RU was 17-of-22 (.773) at the foul line.

The Blue Devils return home to host Brown on Tuesday

GAME INFORMATION
Score:
CCSU 49, Rutgers 83
Records: CCSU (0-7), RU (5-1)
Location: Jersey Mike's Arena | Piscataway, NJ

KEY MOMENTS

  • CCSU took an early 3-2 lead after Amos opened the scoring for the Blue Devils with a three-pointer. Rutgers would convert a pair of foul shots on the next possession to regain the lead, but the Blue Devils would managed to draw even at 11-11 after Jayden Brown and Davonte Sweatman had consecutive layups just over five minutes into the game. 
  • Rutgers would score 12 unanswered points to build a 23-11 lead midway through the first half and the Blue Devils would not get any closer in the first half. CCSU was held without a field goal in the final four minutes as the Scarlet Knights went into the intermission with a 44-24 lead.
  • Amos led the Blue Devils coming out of the lockerroom in the second half, scoring the team's first six points. A layup by Nigel Scantlebury with 16:50 to play would make it 46-35 and cap an 11-2 run to open the period for CCSU. The spurt included a three-pointer by Andre Snoddy that was Central's only one of the second half. 
  • Rutgers would outscore the Blue Devils, 33-7, over a 14-minute span limiting CCSU to just one field goal and would pull away. Central missed 15 straight three-pointers over the final 18 minutes which hampered the Blue Devils efforts to keep pace with the Scarlet Knights. 

 

NUMBER TO KNOW

12– CCSU managed to collect a season-high with 12 offensive rebounds, turning in 15 second-chance points.

NOTES

  • Rutgers leads the all-time series, 5-0.
  • Amos scored double-figures for the sixth game - a team high. Amos also posted a team-high three assists.
  • Snoddy posted his 30th career game with at least five rebounds.
  • Abdul Momoh, who leads the NEC in blocked shots, collected two rejections.
  • Scantlebury and Joe Ostrowsky each had three steals.

UP NEXT

The Blue Devils host Brown on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

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