Males’s Basketball Falters in Second Half at Sacred Coronary heart
The Central Connecticut males’s basketball endured a scoring droop within the second half and fell at Sacred Coronary heart, 65-48, on Thursday night time on the Pitt Heart in Northeast Convention motion.
Central slips to 2-8 general and 2-5 in NEC play, whereas SHU improves to 4-4 general and 4-3 in NEC play.
CCSU trailed by simply three factors at halftime, however the Pioneers would open the second half with a 14-2 run to construct a double-digit lead. Central would shoot simply 8-of-30 within the second half as Sacred Coronary heart rode its protection to tug away.
Sophomore Greg Outlaw was the one Blue Devils in double-figures with 11 factors. Sopohomore Jamir Reed grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
CCSU shot 17-of-61 (.279) general and 5-of-23 (.217) from three-point vary. Central was 9-of-13 (.692) from the free throw line.
Cantavino Dutrell posted 15 factors and 19 rebounds to steer Sacred Coronary heart. The Pioneers shot 22-of-61 (.361) general and 5-of-22 (.227) from the three-point line. SHU went 16-of-22 (.727) from the foul line and outrebounded CCSU, 49-39.
- The staff’s opened the sport by capturing a mixed 1-for-10 earlier than a protracted jumper by junior Zach Newkirk and a three-pointer by Greg Outlaw tied the sport at 5-5. Sophomore Xavier Wilson transformed Central’s third straight area objective to present the guests their first lead of the night time at 7-5. CCSU would hit 4 straight area objectives to construct an early five-point cushion.
- Central’s protection would maintain Sacred Coronary heart and not using a area objective for over 3:30 and handle to push its result in 14-9 halfway by way of the opening half. CCSU would restrict SHU to only 5-of-20 (.250) capturing to start the sport. The Pioneers would tie the sport at 16-all as CCSU weathered a five-minute scoreless drought earlier than a jumper by sophomore Jamir Reed. Again-to-back three-pointers gave SHU a four-point lead late within the half that the Blue Devils would trim to 25-22 on the intermission.
- Sacred Coronary heart opened the second half outscoring Central, 14-2, together with 12 unanswered factors to open up a 39-24 lead. Central would begin the second half capturing simply 1-of-8 from the sphere and go and not using a area for almost seven minutes.
- The Blue Devils would path by as a lot as 25 factors within the second half and had been unable to get nearer than 17 over the ultimate 11:32.
“That is a type of occasions you need to push forward and concentrate on the Mount,” stated head coach Donyell Marshall on transferring previous Thursday’s sport. “Mentally I believe if we harp on this sport an excessive amount of, our focus will likely be on that and we cannot be capable to flip it round when we now have to concentrate on Mount. I believe it is a type of issues proper now that we now have to get it out of our heads fairly shortly and transfer onto making ready for Mount.”
NUMBER TO KNOW
26 – Central was held to a season-low level complete within the second half.
- CCSU leads the all-time sequence, 37-32, however Sacred Coronary heart has gained 11 straight conferences within the sequence.
- Outlaw scored in double-figures for the fifth straight sport. He has scored double-figures in seven contests this season.
- Outlaw additionally matched a career-high with three steals.
- Junior Ian Krishnan returned from a two-game absence and completed with 5 factors in 21 minutes.
- Sophomore Ola Olamuyiwa had a season-high 4 factors in simply his second sport of the season.
Central will play at house towards Mount St. Mary’s on Jan. 21-22.