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Men's Basketball Held in Check Against Army West Point on Tuesday

Kellen Amos posted his 6th 20-point game of the season on Sunday (Steve McLaughlin Photography)
Kellen Amos posted his 6th 20-point game of the season on Sunday (Steve McLaughlin Photography)

The Central Connecticut men's basketball fell to Army West Point, 66-55, on Tuesday night at Detrick Gym in New Britain, CT. The Blue Devils trailed for most of the contest as the Black Knights were able to gain control in the opening minutes and led for much of the night.

Kellen Amos led CCSU with 18 points to pace three Blue Devils in double-figures, but CCSU shot just 21-of-64 (.328) from the field overall, and 7-of-27 (.259) from three-point range. Central was 6-of-6 (1.000) from the foul line.

Jalen Rucker led three Black Knights in double-figures with 18 points. Army was 23-of-46 (.500) from the field and 8-of-23 (.348) from three-point range. The Black Knights went 12-of-18 (.667) from three-point range.

The Blue Devils close out non-conference play on Thursday night at Saint Joseph's.

GAME INFORMATION
Score:
CCSU 55, ARMY WEST POINT 66
Records: CCSU (2-11), AWP (6-7, 0-0 Patriot)
Location: Detrick Gym | New Britain, CT

KEY MOMENTS

  • Jay Rodgers would score five early points for CCSU and put the Blue Devils ahead, 7-4, but that was their last lead of the night. Coleton Benson tied the game with a three-pointer and opened a spurt of eight unanswered points to put Army in front, 12-7, and give it a lead it would not surrender.
  • The Blue Devils would got scoreless for almost five minutes before Kellen Amos hit a three-pointer with 13:08 left in the half. He would account for 10 straight points for Central. A three-pointer by Kyle Rocker would tie the game at 20-20 midway through the period.
  • A Jared Cross three-pointer for Army would spark a 13-0 run pushing the Black Knights to their largest lead of the half at 38-23. Central would rally with the last seven points of the period, capped off by a trey from Rodgers as time expired to make it 38-20 at the break.
  • The Blue Devils were kept at a distance for the opening minutes of the second half as Army went basket-for-basket with the hosts. Seven quick points put Army head 54-38 with 11:04 left for its largest lead of the night. The Blue Devils would get no closer than 61-55 with 0:33 to play after a trio of foul shots from Nigel Scantlebury.

NUMBER TO KNOW

12 – CCSU had 12 offensive rebounds in the game, its seventh contest of the year with at least 10 offensive rebounds.

NOTES

  • Army leads the all-time series, 8-4, and is now 1-3 in games at Detrick Gym.
  • Amos has scored in double-figures in 11 games, leading CCSU in scoring in six games.
  • Rodgers finished with 14 points and has scored at least 10 points in four straight games.
  • Scantlebury finished with 10 points and added four assists and three steals.
  • Tre Breland finished with a career-high seven rebounds in 18 minutes.
  • All 11 players who dressed for the game for CCSU saw action.

UP NEXT

The Blue Devils close out non-conference play on Thursday night at Saint Joseph's.

 

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