Junior Matt Hunter scored at least 18 points for the fifth straight game but the Central Connecticut men's basketball team dropped an 82-63 decision at home to Northeast on Friday night. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 4-5 overall. Northeastern improves to 5-6 with the victory. Hunter finished the game with a team-high 22 points.
Central's last lead in the game was 23-20 with 9:24 in the first half, but they would trail by only five at halftime, 35-30.
Northeastern took over in the second half, holding the Blue Devils to 38.2 percent shooting (13-of-34), and just 3-of-14 from three (21.4 percent). The Huskies outrebounded the Blue Devils 46-28, including 10 offensive boards that led to 11 points.
Two Huskies had double-doubles on the night, and Joel Smith led the offense with 27 points and seven rebounds. Jonathan Lee added 15 points and 12 boards, while Reggie Spenser had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Hunter's 22 led the way offensively for the Blue Devils. He has scored 22, 22, 18, 40 and 22 in his last five games, upping his scoring average to 20.1 points per game on the season. He also led the team in rebounds (six), assists (six) and steals (three), while adding a block. Sophomore Kyle Vinales had 10 points but struggled from the field, hitting 4-of-13 and 2-of-7 from three. His scoring average is now 22.0 points per game.
Central returns to action at home on December 31 hosting St. Peter's beginning at 1 p.m. in Detrick Gym. The Blue Devils lost on the road to the Peacocks earlier this season.
June 5, 2013 Four Blue Devils to be Inducted Into NEBHOF
May 24, 2013 Vinales Will Remain at CCSU
March 6, 2013 Men's Season Ends in NEC Quarters
March 5, 2013 Trio of Blue Devils Honored by NEC
March 2, 2013 Men Finish Regular Season with Loss
February 28, 2013 Blue Devils Win in 2OT Over SFU
February 26, 2013 Saturday Hoop Game Times Moved
February 25, 2013 Men's Hoop Tops Quinnipiac, 67-65
February 23, 2013 Efese Paces Blue Devils to Big Road Win
February 21, 2013 Men Fall at Bryant on Thursday
February 18, 2013 Peel Earns Second Weekly NEC Honor
February 16, 2013 Men Drop Third Straight
February 14, 2013 Vinales Has Big Night, Not Enough in Loss at Wagner
February 13, 2013 Men vs. Quinnipiac on Feb. 25
February 7, 2013 MONDAY UPDATE: GAMES OFF
February 7, 2013 Blue Devils Drop 81-75 Home Decision to LIU Brooklyn
February 4, 2013 Burbage Named Co-Player of the Week
February 2, 2013 Men Win Third Straight
January 31, 2013 Men Win Second Straight, Top Monmouth
January 31, 2013 Men Travel to Monmouth Tonight
January 26, 2013 Balanced Scoring Leads to Men's Victory
January 24, 2013 Blue Devils Drop Second Straight at Quinnipiac
January 19, 2013 Men Fall at Home to Mount St. Mary's
January 17, 2013 Vinales Pours in 30, Blue Devils Top Wagner
January 14, 2013 Peel Named Co-Rookie of the Week
January 12, 2013 Bryant Tops Central with Late Run
January 10, 2013 Men's Hoop Back Home Tonight
January 10, 2013 Men Win Second Straight, Top SHU 84-78
January 5, 2013 Men Win 77-70 at Robert Morris
January 3, 2013 Men Drop Conference Opener
January 3, 2013 Conference Play Begins Tonight
December 31, 2012 Central Comes Up Short at #7/7 Syracuse
December 31, 2012 Men Face #9 Syracuse on ESPNU
December 29, 2012 Men Drop Third Straight
December 29, 2012 Men Host St. Peter's at 1 p.m.
December 21, 2012 Men Drop Home Decision to Northeastern
December 21, 2012 Men Play Game Two of Doubleheader
December 10, 2012 Hunter Named NEC Player of the Week
December 8, 2012 Hunter Scores 40, Blue Devils Fall at #1 Indiana
December 5, 2012 Men Used Balanced Attack to Top UNH
November 24, 2012 Men's Hoop Win Streak Stopped at Hartford
November 20, 2012 Men Win Third Straight at UMBC
November 19, 2012 Vinales Named Player of the Week
November 18, 2012 Men Win Second Straight, 81-74
November 15, 2012 Dickenman Wins 250, CCSU Tops Brown
November 13, 2012 CCSU and Pack Network to Provide Enhanced Online Broadcasts
November 12, 2012 Blue Devils Drop Road Game at St. Peter's
November 10, 2012 Men's Hoop Drops Heartbreaker in CT6
October 22, 2012 Blue Devils Picked 8th in Coaches Poll
October 17, 2012 Basketball Tip-Off Dinner Set for Nov. 1
October 12, 2012 Ready, Set....
October 10, 2012 Matt Hunter Wins Annual Blue Devil Run
October 9, 2012 Howie Dickenman Signs Through 2015-16