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Central Connecticut State vs Sacred Heart

CCSU 80, Sacred Heart 72

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Kyle Vinales scored 28 points and Joe Efese came off the bench to record a rarity Saturday as Central Connecticut State defeated Sacred Heart 80-72.

Efese scored a career-high 21 points off the bench and blocked eight shots. The last player to have at least 20 points and eight blocks off the bench in a Division I game was Kenny George of UNC Asheville on Nov. 17, 2007.

In a close game throughout, CCSU (11-15, 7-8 Northeast Conference) led 37-35 at halftime, then outscored Pioneers (9-17, 7-8) 43-37.

Vinales' 28 points (21 in the second half) came on 8-of-20 shooting, including three 3-pointers. He was 9 for 9 at the foul line. Matt Hunter had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double. Brandon Peel added 15 points.

Steve Glowiak led the Pioneers with 21 points. Louis Montes and Shane Gibson each posted 14-point, 10-rebound double-doubles.

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Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
B. Peel, F336-73-451315
T. Allen, F160-10-02030
M. Hunter, G405-150-1111010
K. Vinales, G408-209-934228
M. McMillan, G382-72-24446
J. Efese319-113-362421
A. Hurd20-00-01000
Totals 30-6117-1936121680
 49.2%89.5% 
Sacred Heart Pioneers
L. Montes, F346-161-2100514
N. Greenbacker, F141-30-03102
P. Gaetano, G381-62-231005
S. Gibson, G365-162-2101414
S. Glowiak, G326-144-521321
M. Abdel Latif252-40-03034
T. Falzon173-94-460110
D. Tate41-10-00012
L. Cramer00-00-00000
Totals 25-6913-1541131772
 36.2%86.7% 
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Robert Morris14-222-14
Wagner12-419-12
Bryant10-618-14
St. Fran.-NY9-718-14
Mt St Marys9-716-17
CCSU7-911-19
St. Fran.-Pa.7-910-21
F. Dickinson6-1010-21
LIU-Brooklyn4-129-20
Sacred Heart2-145-26
 
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