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Men's Basketball Drops Friday Tilt at Wagner

Andre Snoddy grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds at Wagner (Steve McLaughlin Photography)
Andre Snoddy grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds at Wagner (Steve McLaughlin Photography)

The Central Connecticut men's basketball team was held in check by Wagner, falling 72-50 in Northeast Conference action on Friday night at the Spiro Center. The Blue Devils trailed throughout much of the contest and their offense was unsettled by the Seahawks' defense all night.

Andre Snoddy led the Blue Devils with 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. CCSU shot 16-of-46 (.348) from the field overall and just 1-of-16 (.063) from three-point range. Central was 17-of-24 (.708) from the foul line.

Rob Taylor led the Seahawks with 17 points. Wagner shot 30-of-63 (.476) overall and 3-of-13 (.231) from the arc. The Seahawks were 9-of-12 (.750) from the foul line.

The Blue Devils travel into Brooklyn to face LIU on Saturday afternoon.

GAME INFORMATION
Score:
CCSU 50, WAGNER 72
Records: CCSU (4-16, 2-4 NEC), WAGNER (10-7, 3-3 NEC)
Location: Spiro Center | Staten Island, NY

KEY MOMENTS

  • Nigel Scantlebury and Kellen Amos would score on CCSU's first two possessions, but then Wagner held the Blue Devils without a field goal for almost five minutes. The Seahawks would go ahead for good in that time and eventually pushed the lead to double-digits after a three-pointer by Zaire Williams made it 20-10.
  • A Jayden Brown layup would make it 26-16 before Javier Ezquerra pushed the Wagner lead to 12 at the intermission. CCSU was just 6-of-19 from the field and 0-of-7 from three-point range in the opening period.
  • The Blue Devils were unable to cut the deficit to fewer than 10 points after halftime and did not sink their first three-pointer until 9:15 was left when Jay Rodgers made it 43-29. Wagner limited CCSU to 1-for-10 from the field to close the game and closed out the scoring with 21 seconds to play for the final margin and the largest lead of the game.

QUOTABLE

"Give Wagner a lot of credit, their physicality really bothered us tonight," said head coach Patrick Sellers. "We didn't handle their pressure and it really took us out of our offense. We will definitely have to do a better job on Sunday."

NUMBER TO KNOW

18 – Snoddy's 18 rebounds were the most by a Blue Devil in a game since Tyler Kohl grabbed 16 at Wagner on Feb. 1, 2018.

NOTES

  • Wagner improved to 35-21 in the series and have won the past three matchups.
  • Snoddy posted his fourth double-double of the season and ninth of his career. He finished the game 5-of-12 from the floor and added two blocked shots.
  • Jay Rodgers and Nigel Scantlebury were the only other Blue Devils in double-figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
  • The teams shot a combined 4-of-29 (.138) from three-point range. CCSU was held to one three-pointer for the first time since going 1-for-8 on Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Mount St. Mary's. The four combined three-pointers was the fewest in a CCSU game since the Blue Devils and Mount St. Mary's combined to go 5-for-15 (.333)on Jan. 7, 2016.

UP NEXT

The Blue Devils travel into Brooklyn to face LIU on Saturday afternoon.

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