Posted: Jan 23, 2019
Central Connecticut travels to Bryant on Thursday, Jan. 24, for a Northeast Conference men's basketball contest. The Blue Devils have dropped consecutive contests after falling at home to Robert Morris on Monday, while the Bulldogs shot a season-best in a win over Saint Francis U at home. CCSU is in the midst of playing four games in a eight-day span.
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Central fell at Detrick Gymnasium, 70-59, to Robert Morris on Monday. Junior Jamir Coleman led the Blue Devils with a career-high 27 points along with nine rebounds and freshman Michael Underwood scored a career-high 16 points, but no other Blue Devil was in double-figures.
Bryant will be playing its third of four straight home games. Byron Hawkins led four Bulldogs in double-figures with 16 points, all in the second half, as Bryant posted a 76-67 win over Saint Francis U
GAMEDAY INFORMATION | Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, RI)
SERIES HISTORY • The all-time series is tied, 16-16...Central swept last year's meetings and has not lost to Bryant since Feb. 25, 2017.
FOR OPENERS • Central Connecticut travels to Bryant on Thursday night for the teams' first meeting of the 2018-19 season. The foes will face off again on Saturday, Feb. 2...The Blue Devils got career-highs from Jamir Coleman (27 pts) and Michael Underwood (16 pts) on Monday vs. RMU, while the Bulldogs shot a season-best 53.2 pct. in a win over SFU.
WITH A CCSU WIN TODAY • Central Connecticut would improve to 9-11 on the season, 3-4 in the NEC, 5-7 on the road...CCSU would win its 3rd straight vs. Bryant for the first time since the Bulldogs went DI...Central would avoid having a 3-game losing streak for the second time this season. The Blue Devils have not lost 3 straight NEC games since Jan. 27-Feb. 15, 2018 (6 straight).
COACHES VS. CANCER (SUITS & SNEAKERS WEEK) • Coaches across the nation will wear sneakers with their suits this week to raise awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer and the fight against cancer...The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) teamed with the American Cancer Society over 25 years ago to form Coaches vs. Cancer. Since its inception, Coaches vs. Cancer has raised over $115 million...From 1991-2016, the cancer death rate fell 27%. That means more than 2.6 million deaths were avoided from 1991-2016.
UP NEXT • Central returns home to play LIU Brooklyn (Jan. 26) to begin a three-game homestand.