Quinnipiac vs. Central Conn. : Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Quinnipiac vs. Central Conn. : Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Quinnipiac 65
(14-14, 6-6 away)
Central Conn. 67
(12-15, 5-6 home)
Venue: William H. Detrick Gymnasium
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Quinnipiac 35 30 65
Central Conn. 33 34 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Quinnipiac Z Hearst 17 O Drame 13 D Johnson 4
Central Conn. K Vinales 17 M Hunter 8 K Vinales 5

On Monday, Feb. 25, Central Connecticut State got a slim victory over Quinnipiac 67-65 in conference play. With the win, the Blue Devils even the season series against Quinnipiac at 1-1. The Blue Devils got the win with a team-high 17 points and five rebounds from Kyle Vinales. Joseph Efese also had a strong outing, scoring 14 points and adding eight rebounds. Ousmane Drame recorded a double-double for the Bobcats on 11 points and 13 rebounds. Next up for Central Connecticut State (12-15, 8-8 NEC) is St. Francis (PA) (5-22, 5-11 NEC) on Thursday, Feb. 28 on their home court.

Central Connecticut State Game Notes

  • Central Connecticut State started 12-15 during the 2011 and 2004 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Blue Devils have won four close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Central Connecticut State is 25-28 in close games.
  • This season Central Connecticut State has won 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Joseph Efese has three blocks or more.
  • Central Connecticut State has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past six games.
  • This is the third win of the season where the Blue Devils came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--CCSU has a -0.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Kyle Vinales and Malcolm McMillan) accounted for 49.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Joseph Efese and Matt Hunter) accounted for 45.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Kyle Vinales has led the team in scoring in 19 out of 27 games this season.
  • Joseph Efese has led the team in rebounding in three out of 27 games this season.
  • Kyle Vinales has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Joseph Efese has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Brandon Peel.

Quinnipiac Game Notes

  • The Bobcats have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Quinnipiac is 37-35 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Zaid Hearst and Jamee Jackson) accounted for 44.6 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Ousmane Drame and Evan Conti) accounted for 48.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • Zaid Hearst has led the team in scoring three times in 28 games this season.
  • Ousmane Drame has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 28 games this season.
  • Evan Conti recorded the first double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Evan Conti set career highs with 10 rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.
  • Zaid Hearst has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Ousmane Drame recorded the 16th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Ousmane Drame has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Ousmane Drame recorded a double-double. It was his fourth this season and ninth of his career.
QUINN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AOusmane Drame2911131221
AJamee Jackson201260011
AEvan Conti359102000
BZaid Hearst341720012
BIke Azotam29662100
BDave Johnson24564001
C+Kendrick Ray8212000
CShaq Shannon16303102
-Justin Harris3000000
CCSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKyle Vinales381755101
AJoseph Efese341480032
AM. McMillan341662002
B+Matt Hunter38783100
C+Terrell Allen25522011
C-Adonis Burbage11500001
C-Brandon Peel20330102

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