Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 60

(4-8, 0-1 NEC)

St Francis (PA) 67

(1-11, 1-0 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
CCSU 27 3360
SFU 27 4067

Top Performers

Central Connecticut State: K. Vinales 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

St. Francis U: E. Brown 16 Pts, 25 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

St. Francis (Pa.) 67, CCSU 60

Associated Press

LORETTO, Pa. -- Earl Brown grabbed a career-high 25 rebounds and scored 16 points as St. Francis (Pa.) pulled away from a 27-all halftime tie to beat Central Connecticut State 67-60 for its first victory of the season in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Brown's 25 rebounds are the most in a Division I game since Morgan State's Kevin Thompson grabbed 25 boards against Towson on Dec. 22, 2009. The 6-foot-6 Red Flash sophomore had 12 boards and 11 points in St. Francis' last game against Cornell for his second-career double-double. He had just 19 rebounds in seven games prior to that this season.

Umar Shannon led the Red Flash (1-11) in scoring with 19 points and had eight assists. Ronnie Drinnon and Dominique Major added 12 points apiece.

Kyle Vinales scored 23 points for CCSU (4-8), and Matt Hunter had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

St. Francis won the rebound battle 43-33.

Brown scored the first six points of the second half to lift the Red Flash to a 33-27 lead 3:13 in. Major's 3-pointer with 12:36 to go established a 43-34 advantage.

The Red Flash led 50-39 on Brown's dunk with 8:35 to go, and Shannon's jumper pushed it to 55-42 with 6:49 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
SFU
Points 60 67
FG Made-Attempted 18-59 (.305) 23-53 (.434)
3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 7-24 (.292)
FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 14-20 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 13

2012-13 Season

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Research Notes

Earl Brown of Saint Francis (PA) had 25 rebounds Thursday. It is the most rebounds in a game since Dec. 22, 2009, when Kevin Thompson of Morgan State grabbed 25 boards against Towson.

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