Freshman Matt Mobley led a balanced attack with a career-high 22 points and also grabbed a career-high seven rebounds as the Central Connecticut men's basketball team topped Wagner 87-83 on the road on Thursday night. The win moves CCSU to 5-13 overall and 1-4 in the Northeast Conference.
Wagner falls to 9-9 overall and 3-2 in the NEC with the loss. The teams split the season series with each team winning on the other team's home floor.
Mobley led the offense with 22, while junior Malcolm McMillan added 19 points, five rebounds and six assists in the victory. Junior Faronte Drakeford had 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting while also posting two steals and two assists.
Sophomore Brandon Peel added 14 points, six rebounds and a career-high six blocks in the game. The Blue Devils had 12 blocks in the game, their third-highest single game total in school history. Senior Terrell Allen posted a career-high four blocks in the victory.
The Blue Devils led 39-36 after a tremendous first half in which they shot 51.6 percent from the field and had six blocks. Mobley had 10 and Drakeford added eight, while all eight Blue Devils who played scored in the half.
The Seahawks shot only 17-of-37 from the field and 1-of-7 from three before halftime.
In the second half the Seahawks came out quickly to take a lead, but the Blue Devils answered and held on for the four-point victory. They shot 17-of-30 from the field in the half, and 5-of-11 from three.
Down 75-70 with 2:34 left in the game, the Blue Devils posted an 11-0 run to take the lead for good and they held on to post their first conference win of the season. The five point lead for Wagner was their largest of the game.
Central hit 14-of-18 from the line in the win, including 6-of-6 down the stretch from Mobley and Peel. Peel, who was 0-for-2 from the line prior to his attempts in the final seconds, drained two to ice the victory.
The 87 points are a season-high for the Blue Devils, as was their 54.1 percent field percentage. they made 33-of-61 from the field and 7-of-16 from three. Mobley had a career-high four threes and was 6-of-6 from the line.
The Blue Devils return to action on the road at Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
July 23, 2014 Greg Collucci Named Assistant Coach
July 14, 2014 Obie Nwadike Named Assistant Coach
April 15, 2014 Hall of Famer Gene Reilly Passes Away
March 5, 2014 Men's Hoop Season Ends in Quarterfinals
March 4, 2014 Vinales, Drakeford and Mobley Earn NEC Honors
March 1, 2014 Men Win at Sacred Heart, Now 7th Seed in Tourney
February 27, 2014 Men's Hoop at LIU Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
February 27, 2014 Men's Basketball Tops LIU, Qualifies for NEC Tourney
February 22, 2014 Comeback Falls Short for MBB at Bryant
February 20, 2014 Second Half Comeback Leads Mount to Win at CCSU
February 18, 2014 Vinales, Blue Devils Win at St. Francis on Tuesday
February 17, 2014 Speech Named Co-Player of the Week
February 15, 2014 Speech, Blue Devils Top Sacred Heart 74-69
February 12, 2014 Men's Hoop Postponed on Thursday, Will Play Feb. 18th
February 8, 2014 Blue Devils Post Overtime Win vs. FDU
February 6, 2014 Bryant Tops MBB 79-68 at Home on Thursday
February 3, 2014 Mobley Repeats as NEC Rookie of the Week
February 1, 2014 Furious Comeback Gives CCSU Win at RMU
January 30, 2014 Red Flash Top CCSU 69-63 on Thursday Night
January 27, 2014 Mobley Named NEC Rookie of the Week
January 25, 2014 Men's Hoop Falls at FDU on Saturday
January 23, 2014 Balanced Attack Leads CCSU to 87-83 Win at Wagner
January 18, 2014 LIU Outlasts CCSU 62-61 on Saturday
January 16, 2014 Terriers Knock Off CCSU 76-66 on Thursday
January 16, 2014 Men Host St. Francis Brooklyn Tonight at 7 p.m.
January 11, 2014 Men Fall to 0-2 in NEC Action With Loss to SFU
January 9, 2014 Men Drop Conference Opener to Wagner
January 9, 2014 Men Open NEC Play Tonight vs. Wagner
January 3, 2014 Men Drop Final Non-Conference Game at CCU
December 29, 2013 Blue Devils Pick Up Fourth Win of the Season
December 21, 2013 Blue Devils Fall to CCU in Final Seconds
December 15, 2013 Men's Hoop Falls on the Road at Hofstra
December 10, 2013 Central Connecticut Beats Hartford 73-59
December 10, 2013 Blue Devils and Hawks Meet at 7 p.m.
December 7, 2013 #5 Ohio State Tops CCSU on Saturday
December 4, 2013 Balanced Attack Leads CCSU to Home Win
November 30, 2013 Men's Hoop Falls on the Road at Brown
November 26, 2013 Men's Hoops Picks Up First Win at NJIT
November 23, 2013 MBB Hosts Rider at 6 p.m.
November 23, 2013 Men's Hoop Drops Home Opener to Rider
November 19, 2013 Men's Hoop Opener Moved to 6 p.m. on Saturday
November 16, 2013 Men's Basketball Falls at Northeastern
November 13, 2013 Men's Basketball Falls to 0-2 at Purdue
November 9, 2013 Men's Hoop Drops Season Opener to Yale
November 8, 2013 Men's Hoops Opens With Yale on Saturday
November 6, 2013 Men's Hoops on NEC TV Three Times in 13-14
October 23, 2013 Men's and Women's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner, Nov. 5
October 22, 2013 MBB Picked Fifth, Vinales Preseason All-Conference
October 21, 2013 2013 NEC "Social" Media Day
September 25, 2013 Matt Hunter Wins Second Straight Blue Devil Run
September 10, 2013 Men's Hoops Announces Full 2013-14 Slate