CCSU men's basketball pulls away from Connecticut College in second half to snap 18-game losing streak

Published on Sunday, 29 December 2019 21:10


NEW BRITAIN - For the first time in 19 tries, the Central Connecticut State men’s basketball team is back in the win column.

Ian Krishnan scored 23 points, Myles Baker added 12 and Jamir Coleman scored 11 as the Blue Devils beat Division-III Connecticut College 89-55 on Sunday.

The victory snapped an 18-game losing streak that started on Feb. 14., 2018. Prior to Sunday, CCSU’s last win came on Feb. 9: a 77-68 road win over Robert Morris. The Blue Devils were 0-12 this season before Sunday’s game.

CCSU made 12 of 20 shots from 3-point range and shot 34 of 61 (55.7 percent) from the field. A total of 14 players scored for the Blue Devils, who were able pull away from the Camels in first 10 minutes of the second half outscoring Connecticut College 28-8.

Holding a 41-33 lead at halftime, CCSU went on a 10-0 run with 17:17 to open a 57-39 advantage, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by Tyler Rowe, and pushed the lead to 69-41 after Blue Devils extended the run to 22-2 during that span. CCSU also held the Camels without a field goal during a stretch of 7 minutes, 28 seconds during the second half.

Ben Mcpherron led Connecticut College with 13 points, while Jack Zimmerman scored 12 and Patrick Lazor had 10.

The Blue Devils begin Northeast Conference action on Thursday when they host Robert Morris.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, CCSU on Sunday, 29 December 2019 21:10. Updated: Sunday, 29 December 2019 21:12.