NEW BRITAIN â€“ The CCSU menâ€™s basketball team honored its seniors on Saturday afternoon, but the Blue Devils couldnâ€™t end their season on a high note once the action got started.
St. Francis Brooklyn took a 10-point lead into the break and didnâ€™t look back, handing CCSU an 85-79 loss in the Blue Devilsâ€™ season finale. CCSU battled to the end, cutting a double-digit deficit to just two with 38 seconds remaining, but couldnâ€™t complete the comeback.
Despite the loss, senior Jamir Coleman ended his Blue Devils career in style, dropping a career-high 28 points and added 10 rebounds to complete the double-double. Tyler Rowe, the other senior honored before the game, scored 15, also a career high. But St. Francis Brooklynâ€™s Chauncey Hawkins dominated with a game-high 38 points to lead the Terriers to victory.
CCSU led early on, taking a five-point lead after a 7-0 run capped off with five straight points from Rowe, but St. Francis Brooklyn responded to take a 12-11 lead, and led the rest of the way.
The Blue Devils clawed back in the second half, running off a mini 7-1 run over a span of 2:37 to pull within six following a pair of free throws from freshman Greg Outlaw, and a 3-pointer from sophomore Ian Krishnan cut the deficit to 77-75 with 1:54 left in the game. But the Terriers sealed the game at the line, sinking their last six free throws to deny CCSU of a comeback.