Women's Basketball is Back in New Britain Against Saint Francis U Saturday

Women's Basketball is Back in New Britain Against Saint Francis U Saturday

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team opens a basketball double-header against Saint Francis U on Saturday afternoon in Detrick Gymnasium. The women tip off at 1:00 p.m. followed by the men's game at 3:30 p.m. CCSU Basketball Legends will be recognized throughout the day, with a special recognition at halftime of the women's game. The game will be streamed live on www.NECFrontRow.com.

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.
 
Central is still looking for its first Northeast Conference win after coming off a two-game road trip at Fairleigh Dickinson and Mount St. Mary's. Sophomore Tiffany Slicklein played well on both sides of the ball against the Mount, finishing with a career-high 17 points, four rebounds, and career-high seven steals, but Central struggled from the floor connecting on just 20-of-60 (33.3 percent) shots and 2-of-14 (14.3 percent) from deep. They fell to the Mountaineers 84-53 Monday.
 
The defending NEC champion Saint Francis U split its previous two contests defeating LIU Brooklyn 80-66 then falling to St. Francis Brooklyn 78-65. The team was predicted to finish second by the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll. Jessica Kovatch leads the league in scoring with 21.2 ppg, ranked 12th in the nation. 
 
GAMEDAY INFORMATION
 
Central Connecticut (3-11, 0-4 NEC) vs. Saint Francis U (6-10, 3-1 NEC)
 
Saturday | Jan. 19 | 1 PM
 
Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT
 
Video | Live Stats | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game tweets)
 
GAME NOTES | CCSU 
 
In the NEC • Senior Kiana Patterson leads Central with 15.9 ppg, fifth in the conference. She is also fifth in three-pointers made at 33. Sophomore Ashley Berube is shooting 46.5 percent from the floor, best of the starting five and fifth in the conference. The center is ninth in the league for rebounding (87) and second in blocked shots (28). Senior Andi Lydon is ranked eighth in the NEC for free throws, which she is shooting 75.7 percent.
 
Series History • Today marks the 43rd match-up between the Blue Devils and the Red Flash. SFU holds a 30-12 advantage in the overall series and has won four out of the five last contests against Central. In New Britian, Central has beaten Saint Francis seven times.
 
Up Next • Central hosts Robert Morris on Monday, Jan. 21 for another double-header with the men's team. The women tip off at 1:00 p.m. followed by the men at 3:30 p.m.
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