The Central Connecticut menâ€™s basketball team fell to St. Francis Brooklyn, 77-60, on the road Thursday night at the Pope P.E. Center.
The Terriers sank 16 three-pointers and led throughout to pick up the NEC win.
Junior Tyler Kohl led CCSU with 28 points and eight rebounds, while junior Deion Bute added 14 points.
The loss drops Central to 8-10 overall and 1-4 in NEC play. The Blue Devils have dropped four straight league games since winning their opener.
The Terriers improved to 6-11 overall and 3-2 in NEC play.
The Terriers scored the gameâ€™s first five points and built a double-figure lead in the opening five-plus minutes.
St. Francis hit 6-of-9 from three-point range to open the game, with Rasheem Dunn and Jalen Jordan each hitting a pair. Dunnâ€™s second of the period capped a 9-0 run and made it 22-6 at the 11:53 mark.Â
St. Francis pushed the lead to as much as 38-17 before a late Central run trimmed the margin.
Kohl converted a three-point play to open a string of seven unanswered points for the Blue Devils. After a jumper by senior Mustafa Jones, Kohl hit a lay-up to make it 38-24 with 2:28 to go in the half.Â
CCSU got within 12 points before St. Francis hit two foul shots just before the break to make it 43-29 at halftime.
Central scored six straight points to get within 53-37. Kohl hit two foul shots and a jumper, with a Bute layup coming in between to get CCSU as close as it would be in the second half with 12:35 to play.