Central Connecticut State vs St. Francis (N.Y.)

St. Francis (NY) 73, CCSU 67

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NEW YORK (AP) - Travis Nichols and Akeem Johnson scored 16 points each to lead St. Francis (N.Y.) over Central Connecticut State 73-67 on Thursday night.

Nichols scored 14 of his points in the first half as the Terriers (12-10, 9-2 Northeast Conference) shot 56.7 percent (17 of 30) to take a 43-23 halftime lead.

St. Francis trailed 8-4 early before going on a 16-4 run to lead for good, 20-12, on Brent Jones' layup with 9:11 left in the first half. The Terriers scored eight points off four turnovers during the spurt. They finished with 16 points off 11 turnovers.

The Blue Devils (10-11, 7-4) pulled within three, 65-62, with 4:45 left. After St. Francis' Akeem Johnson hit a layup with 2:41 remaining, the Terriers went 6 of 6 from the free-throw line the rest of the way.

Robby Ptacek led CCSU with 22 points and Kyle Vinales added 18.

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Scoreboard
Central Connecticut State (10-11)323567
St. Francis (N.Y.) (12-10) «433073

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Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
K. Horton, F356-130-091213
D. Simmons, F221-12-24014
K. Vinales, G397-232-331118
R. Ptacek, G389-184-445222
M. McMillan, G232-50-01224
J. Efese192-40-010114
D. Speech161-40-02142
A. Burbage40-00-01010
T. Allen20-00-00000
S. Mickell20-00-00000
Totals 28-688-941111467
 41.2%88.9% 
St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers
A. Johnson, F287-112-451116
J. Cannon, F272-31-210105
S. Perunicic, F270-50-10230
B. Mockford, G314-132-202014
B. Jones, G274-84-446112
T. Nichols206-80-070216
P. Santavenere173-80-03117
J. Newton151-21-20313
K. Douglas40-10-00020
M. Milk40-00-00130
Totals 27-5910-1534171473
 45.8%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Mt St Marys14-420-16150
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Wagner11-716-14245
St. Fran.-Pa.11-717-17257
Robert Morris9-914-19240
Bryant9-912-20286
F. Dickinson9-911-19273
Sacred Heart8-1013-19304
CCSU4-146-23344
St. Fran.-NY2-164-27348
 
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