Men's Basketball Hosts North Carolina A&T on Thursday

Men's Basketball Hosts North Carolina A&T on Thursday

Central Connecticut returns home to host North Carolina A&T on Thursday night in men's basketball action at Detrick Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and will be available on NECFrontRow. The Blue Devils are on a three-game win streak after winning at Cleveland State on Friday, while the Aggies have won four in a row after winning at ECU on Nov. 26.

Tickets for CCSU home games can be purchased at CCSUTickets.com or at the box office upon entry to Kaiser Hall and Detrick Gymnasium. Admission for all CCSU students, faculty and staff is free of charge with a valid Blue Chip card. 

All CCSU home games and Northeast Conference games are available to watch online, for free, at NECFrontRow.com.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Detrick Gymnasium (New Britain, CT)

CCSU (3-3) vs. North Carolina A&T (5-1) | Thursday, Nov. 30 | 7:00PM
VIDEO (NEC Front Row) | LIVE STATS | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game twitter updates)

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TODAY'S GAME • Central Connecticut hosts North Carolina A&T for just its second home game of the season. The Blue Devils and Aggies are meeting for the first time. Central enters the contest having won its last three in a row, while NC A&T has won four straight, including two straight on the road. The Aggies won 87-81 at ECU on Nov. 26.
 
LAST TIME OUT • Central held off a second half rally and downed Cleveland State, 74-73, on Friday at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH. Central built a 20-point lead in the first half, but the Vikings would rally in the second half to take a brief lead before the Blue Devils would recover and hold on for the win. Central had four score in double-figures, led by junior Austin Nehls' 19 points. Nehls would hit three three-pointers in the game and score 14 of his points after halftime. Sophomore Joe Hugley added 14 points, while senior Mustafa Jones had 13 points. Junior Tyler Kohl finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
 
KOHL NAMED NEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK • Junior Tyler Kohl was named the NEC Player of the Week on Nov. 27 after helping CCSU extend its win streak to three games with wins over Coppin St. and Cleveland St. Kohl scored 14.5 points with 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. Kohl posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds against Coppin St. He scored six of his points in overtime, including the go-ahead foul shots. He had 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in a win at Cleveland State. CCSU has had the Player of the Week in consecutive weeks after junior Deion Bute earned the honor on Nov. 20.
 
JONES IS A JUGGERNAUT • Senior Mustafa Jones has been one of the most consistent Blue Devils to open his senior season. The 6-7 forward is the only Blue Devil to score in double-figures in each of the first six games. Jones is averaging 12.0 points and has shot .515 (34-of-66) from the floor. He's added 6.5 rebounds per game and is playing 35.0 minutes, which ranks 3rd and 2nd on the team, respectively.
 
UP NEXT • Following Thursday's game, CCSU will play its next four games on the road. The Blue Devils play at Brown on Saturday before heading west to face DePaul and Northern Illinois on December 6th and 9th. After a game at Boston College (Dec. 17), Central is back home to play Maine on Wednesday, Dec. 20.
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