The Blue Devils’ Men’s Basketball team lost its fourth straight match-up on Thursday night, falling to La Salle 85-59 for their first home loss of the season.
“That was a good team out there,” Head Coach Howie Dickenman said. “We had the opportunity to face a good Atlantic-10 team, and I think they’re the best in the A-10.”
CCSU (5-6, 2-0 NEC) knew it had a tough opponent in the Explorers (8-4, 0-0 Atlantic-10), but as everyone noted in the pregame warmups, they would have to face them without their best player, Kenny Horton, who had injured his ankle in practice just a few hours prior to the game. La Salle lost by just seven points to Villanova, and by just four points to Pittsburgh, who are both big programs.
Though the CCSU men’s basketball team had one of its better offensive performances of the season, it could not withstand a second-half onslaught by Long Island University.
Leaving it all on the floor, the CCSU men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker 68-67 to Quinnipiac in what could have been a preview of the NEC tournament.
Despite yet another MVP performance from Ken Horton, the Blue Devils (18-9) couldn’t overcome the rest of the teams ineffectiveness on offense. It was Quinnipiac (19-8) 67, Horton 35 with the rest of Blue Devils chipping in 32 in what was CCSU’s final home game of the season.
It was a nail biter in a boring sort of way as the CCSU men’s basketball team hung on for a 57-56 victory over Sacred Heart.
With both teams struggling offensively, the game was close throughout. While defense was a factor, both teams missed shots that normally would fall.
Despite the late game heroics of Shemik Thompson, the CCSU men’s basketball team saw its seven game win streak snapped, falling to Bryant 85-80 in overtime Saturday.
Backed by an MVP-caliber performance from Ken Horton, the CCSU men’s basketball team routed conference opponent Bryant 71-55 Wednesday. Posting his NEC leading ninth double-double of the season, Horton led the Blue Devils (17-7) to its seventh straight victory. Horton led everybody with 23 points and 11 rebounds. While that would be enough to garner support for the NEC MVP award, Horton didn’t stop there. His six blocks and six steals may have put Horton as the leading candidate for the award, showing his ability to dominate a game on both sides of the court.