The Central Connecticut women's basketball teams starts a three-game road series at LIU on Monday, Jan. 13. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside the Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY and the game will be streamed live on NEC Front Row. The Blue Devils look for their second win of the season and the first win in league play. A win for Central would mark the third straight against the Sharks.
CCSU (1-14, 0-4 NEC) at LIU (2-12, 1-2 NEC)
Monday | Jan. 13 | 7:00 PM
Steinberg Wellness Center | Brooklyn, NY
GAME NOTES | CCSU
Last Time Out • The Blue Devils dropped their fourth conference game to Merrimack 65-56 on Saturday in New Britain. For the second time this season, Ashley Berube (20 pts, 5 rebs, 3 blks) scored 20+ points for Central. The game was fairly even until the Warriors outscored CCSU 21-14 in the third quarter. Merrimack took advantage of the foul line scoring 8-of-12 fourth quarter points from the charity stripe, while holding to just eight points in the closing quarter. Denia Davis-Stewart (21 pts, 16 rbs, 4 blks) and Kate Mager (24 pts, 3 rebs) combined for 45 of Merrimack's 65 points.
Series History with the Sharks • This game marks the 39th meeting between Central and LIU. The Sharks hold a slight 21-18 advantage in the overall series. In the last 10 meetings, CCSU is 6-4 against LIU. The Blue Devils have won the last two contests against the Sharks.
Most Recent for LIU • LIU recently earned it's first Northeast Conference win with a 68-63 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. The Sharks led by 10 by the end of the opening quarter but the Knights rallied back and both teams traded baskets for the rest of the game. The Sharks capitalized on seven made free throws in the final minute to lock in the win. Four players scored double-figures led by Brandy Thomas (18 pts, 4 rebs).
With a Win... • Central would earn its second win of the season and first conference win...The team would put the Sharks at 2-2 in league play...The Blue Devils would win their second game on the road...It would be the third straight win against LIU for the Blue Devils.
Up Next • Central plays Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Emmitsburg, MD. Tip-off will be at 1 p.m. followed by the men's basketball game against the Mount at 4 p.m.