Posted: Jan 11, 2019
Central Connecticut wraps up a three-game Northeast Conference road swing when it travels to Mount St. Mary's on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The Blue Devils are coming off a double-overtime win at Fairleigh Dickinson, while the Mountaineers are in search of their first NEC win after falling to Bryant.
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Central Connecticut shot 52.3 percent from the field and had three players score 20+ points in a 103-96 win on Thursday. Senior Tyler Kohl posted the third recorded triple-double at CCSU with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Freshman Ian Krishnan added 27 points, while junior Joe Hugley came off the bench with 24 points.
Mount St. Mary's fell to Bryant, 66-59, at Knott Arena on Thursday night. Damian Chong Qui paced the Mount with a career-high 17 points while Omar Habwe added 11 points and a career-best 17 rebounds for his first career double-double. Dan Engelstad is in his first season as head coach of the Mountaineers.
GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Knott Arena (Emmitsburg, MD)
SERIES HISTORY • The all-time series is tied, 21-21...Mount St. Mary's swept last season's series, with the last CCSU win in the series coming at Knott Arena on Feb. 4, 2017 (54-52).
FOR OPENERS • Central Connecticut plays its third straight Northeast Conference road game, taking on Mount St. Mary's on Saturday...This road stretch is the 3rd time CCSU will play 3+ straight road games - they will play 4 straight on the road Feb. 7-16...The Blue Devils will be looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season and have a .500 record in NEC play after 4 games for the first time since 2012-13.
WITH A CCSU WIN TODAY • Central Connecticut would improve to 8-9 on the season, 2-2 in the NEC, 4-7 on the road...The Blue Devils would win back-to-back games for the first time this season...CCSU would be 2-2 after 4 NEC games for the first time since 2012-13, while winning its 2nd game at Knott Arena since the 2011-12 season.
NOTES FROM THURSDAY'S WIN • Central won 103-96 in double-overtime at Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday...The Blue Devils improved to 2-0 in overtime contests in 2018-19...CCSU defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in 2ot - the 7th multi-overtime in program history since going D1 in 1986-87...Central topped the 100-point plateau for the first time since Nov. 15, 2010 (101 at Army)...The Blue Devils made a season-high 13 treys in the win at Fairleigh Dickinson, the third time it has made 12+ in a game this season...Central had 3 players score 20+ points at Fairleigh Dickinson, marking the first time since Nov. 26, 2011 that has happened...Tyler Kohl recorded just the 3rd triple-double at CCSU with 27p/12r/11a at FDU on Thursday. It is the first triple-double in the NEC this season and the 10th in the league since 1997...Kohl became the first CCSU player to post 10+ assists since Kyle Vinales on Feb. 23, 2012 at Mount St. Mary's...Deion Bute posted his 3rd career double-double (2nd of the season) with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win at Fairleigh Dickinson...Ian Krishnan scored 27 points and had a career-high 7 three-pointers...Joe Hugley scored 24 points and is averaging 28.5 points in 2 career games at FDU.
UP NEXT • Following today's game Central returns home to host Saint Francis U on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Robert Morris on Monday, Jan. 21.