Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 73

(11-18, 7-9 NEC)

Sacred Heart 70

(5-26, 2-14 NEC)

    3:30 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    William H. Pitt Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    CCSU 29 4473
    SHU 28 4270

    Top Performers

    Central Connecticut St: K. Vinales 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sacred Heart: E. Kelley 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Vinales leads CCSU over Sacred Heart 73-70

    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Kyle Vinales hit a season-high seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points as Central Connecticut State held on to defeat Sacred Heart 73-70 Saturday.

    Neither team held more than a four-point advantage in the second half before Vinales hit his seventh 3-pointer to give CCSU a 62-57 lead with 6:34 to play. Sacred Heart pulled within one point twice more, its last when Evan Kelley scored to make it 71-70 with 4 seconds to play. CCSU's Malcolm McMillan then made two free throws to cap the scoring.

    Vinales also dished out five assists and Faronte Drakeford added 11 points for CCSU (11-18, 7-9 Northeast Conference), which earned the No. 7 seed into the NEC tournament and will travel to No. 2 seed Wagner in the opening round Wednesday night.

    De'Von Barnett scored 18 points to lead Sacred Heart (5-26, 2-14), which ended its season losing 13 of its last 14 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CCSU
    SHU
    Points 73 70
    FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 26-63 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-24 (.458) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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