Senior Tyler Kohl and freshman Ian Krishnan each collected Northeast Conference men's basketball weekly awards announced by the league office on Monday. Kohl was named co-Player of the Week, while Krishnan collected co-Rookie of the Week honors after helping the Blue Devils to a pair of road wins last week.
Central is 8-9 overall on the season and 2-2 in conference play. CCSU hosts Saint Francis U on Saturday, Jan. 19 in a 3:30 p.m. tipoff.
Kohl claimed his league-leading fourth NEC Player of the Week nod following a spectacular two-game stretch that saw him record a triple-double in a road sweep for the Blue Devils. Kohl tallied 22.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 9.5 apg while shooting 85.0 percent from the line. He posted the NEC's first triple-double of the year and tenth in the last 20 years with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in Thursday's 103-96 double overtime win at FDU. Two days later he put up 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as CCSU rallied for a 77-68 victory at the Mount. He ranks third in the NEC in scoring (18.5) and assists (4.6), and is eighth in rebounding (6.6).
Kohl just missed out on averaging a triple-double for the week. He contributed 22.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 9.5 apg for the Blue Devils, who swept a road swing at FDU and the Mount. Kohl ranks third in the NEC in scoring (18.5) and assists (4.6), and is eighth in rebounding (6.6).
Krishnan's second NEC Rookie of the Week honor came after putting up 20.0 ppg on 50.0 percent shooting, including 47.6 percent from three-point territory, to go along with 4.5 rpg. He sank a career-best seven three-pointers and scored 27 in Thursday's 103-96 double overtime victory at FDU, then reeled off eight straight points during a key stretch as CCSU came from 12 down in the second half to beat the Mount by nine on Saturday. Krishnan ranks first among NEC freshman with 13.3 ppg.
The duo was among the NEC's Prime Performers, also announced on Monday. Joining Kohl and Krishnan was senior Deion Bute after his impressive week. Bute notched a pair of double-doubles and finished a 2-0 weekend with 15.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 2.0 apg. He drained 66.7 percent of his shot attempts. Bute dropped a season-high 17 points on 6-7 shooting and matched a season-best with 11 boards in CCSU's triumph at the Mount on Saturday after putting up 13 points and 11 rebounds in Thursday's double-overtime win at Fairleigh Dickinson.