The Central Connecticut women's basketball team continues on the road to Moon Township, PA to take on the Colonials of Robert Morris. RMU sits at a perfect 10-0 in the Northeast Conference, setting a new school record for the best NEC start. Isabella Posset made a break away layup with 38 seconds remaining to help lift Robert Morris past Bryant 59-56 on Saturday. The team forced 23 turnovers and had 11 steals against the Bulldogs. Bryant and Mount St. Mary's are both 4-6 in league play, as Central sits at 3-7 in eighth place.
The Blue Devils dropped a 83-68 decision to Saint Francis U Saturday. A late run by the Red Flash put them up 16 with 8:11 to play and despite a late push by Central, the double-digit deficit was too much to overcome. Senior Andi Lydon led the team with a season-high 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Classmate Kiana Patterson posted 15 points giving her 1,299 career points, making her the fourth all-time leading scorer for women's basketball at Central Connecticut. Sophomore Ashley Forker added in a career-high seven assists.
Central Connecticut (6-14, 3-7 NEC) at Robert Morris (13-8, 10-0 NEC)
Monday | February 11 | 7 PM
North Athletic Complex | Moon Township, PA
GAMENOTES | CCSU
Series History • Robert Morris holds a 27-13 advantage in the overall series against Central Connecticut. CCSU is just 2-19 when playing in Moon Township and hasn't won a contest in this gym since Jan. 26, 2002. RMU has won the last eight match-ups against the Blue Devils.
Last Time vs. Robert Morris • CCSU fell to Robert Morris 64-57 earlier this season on Jan. 21 inside Detrick Gymnasium in New Britain, CT. Ashley Berube recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The teams tied the second half scoring 34 points each, but RMU shot 43.8 percent from three-point range and forced 18 CCSU turnovers giving them slight advantage.
With a Win Today • Central would give Robert Morris its first loss in league play...CCSU would earn its fourth NEC win putting them at 4-7 in conference giving them a chance to move to seventh place in the league standings...Central would improve to 7-14 on the season and 3-9 on the road...It would be the first win against Robert Morris since Jan. 25, 2016 and the first win in the Moon Township since Jan. 26, 2002.
Up Next • Central continues on the road to Wagner on Feb. 16 and closes out the four-game road tilt at St. Francis Brooklyn on Feb. 18. CCSU is back at home against in state rival Sacred Heart on Feb. 23.