Men's Basketball Hosts UMass Lowell for Home Opener

Men's Basketball Hosts UMass Lowell for Home Opener

Central Connecticut hosts UMass Lowell in the Blue Devils' home-opener for 2018-19. Central is opening after splitting a pair of contests to open the season. The game will be streamed live on www.NECFrontRow.com with Bruce Biel (play-by-play) and Marc Robbins (analyst) calling the action.

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.

UMass Lowell comes into the game 1-1 on the season. The River Hawks defeated Wagner, 88-84 in overtime, on Saturday. UML dropped its opener at UMass, 83-75. Five players are averaging double-figures, led by Christian Lutete at 15.0 ppg. Lutete is also grabbing 11.0 rebounds per game.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Detrick Gymnasium (New Britain, CT)

CCSU (1-1) vs. UMass Lowell (1-1) | Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 7 PM
VIDEO (NEC Front Row) | LIVE STATS | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game twitter updates)

GAME NOTES  |  2018-19 RECORD BOOK

SERIES HISTORY • CCSU leads, 10-3, and won last season's meeting 76-73 at UMass Lowell. The Blue Devils are 6-0 all-time in the series at Detrick Gymnasium.

KOHL EARNS WEEKLY HONOR • Tyler Kohl picked up right where he left off last season with a terrific all-around week for the Blue Devils. The preseason All-NEC honoree averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 50.0 percent from three-point range and 84.6 percent from the stripe in a 1-1 week for CCSU. Kohl opened the season with a game and career-high 30-points to go along with 10 boards, five assists and a pair of steals as the Blue Devils rallied from 12 down at Hartford to post a 75-68 win. He scored all 30 of his points in the final 29:20 of the contest. Kohl was the only player nationally over the first week of the season to post a 30/10/5/2 game. He put up 19 points on 4-7 shooting from distance, and added seven rebounds, five dimes and two steals in a tightly contested 85-78 setback to Georgetown in D.C. He scored 15 points and hit all four of his three-point shots in the second stanza to put the Blue Devils in position to pull off the upset
 
KRISHNAN NAMED PRIME PERFORMER • Ian Krishnan made a bold statement in just his second career game with 28 points at Georgetown for an upset-minded CCSU team on Saturday. While the Blue Devils fell seven points short, Krishnan did his part, hitting 6-11 from three-point range en-route to a game-high 28-point effort. The 28 points were the most by an NEC freshman since late 2016. He averaged 17.0 ppg on the week.
 
UP NEXT • CCSU travels to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to take part in the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic. Central will play Austin Peay on Friday, Nov. 16, in an 11:30 a.m. tip off. The Blue Devils will face Florida A&M at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Both games will be carried on the CBS Sports Network. CCSU will travel to Loyola Marymount as part of the event on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

 

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