CCSU men's basketball wins in OT for first conference win of season

Published on Saturday, 21 January 2017 21:48
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LORETTA, Pa. - Khalen Cumberlander scored 19 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left in overtime, lifting Central Connecticut to an 84-83 win over St. Francis (Pa) and its first Northeast Conference victory on Saturday.

The Blue Devils (3-16, 1-7) trailed 82-78 with 25 seconds left in overtime, but Kevin Seymour's 3-pointer with 12 seconds left cut it to 82-81. Central Connecticut fouled immediately, and Georgios Angelous made 1 of 2 from the line for St. Francis for an 83-81 lead.

Cumberlander got the ball at midcourt along the left baseline, dribbled to the top of the key, and raised up for a 3 and his 1,000th career point.

Austin Nehls made a career-high six 3s and finished with 21 points, and Mustafa Jones added 20 for the Blue Devils.

The Red Flash (7-12, 4-4) sent it to overtime on Keith Braxton's coast-to-coast layup with 10 seconds left in regulation. Braxton finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Jamaal King had 20 points.

Posted in The Bristol Press, CCSU, General Sports on Saturday, 21 January 2017 21:48. Updated: Saturday, 21 January 2017 21:50.