Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 80

(11-15, 7-8 NEC)

Sacred Heart 72

(9-17, 7-8 NEC)

3:30 PM ET, February 23, 2013

William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut

1 2 T
CCSU 37 4380
SHU 35 3772

Top Performers

Central Connecticut State: J. Efese 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 8 Blk

Sacred Heart: S. Glowiak 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

CCSU 80, Sacred Heart 72

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
SHU
Points 80 72
FG Made-Attempted 30-61 (.492) 25-69 (.362)
3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 9-27 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 17-19 (.895) 13-15 (.867)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 6

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 10, 2013 @CCSU 84, SHU 78Recap
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Research Notes

Joe Efese of Central Connecticut St. had eight blocks on Saturday. The last NEC player to have at least eight blocks in a game... Joe Efese, who did so against Long Island in 2010.
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Joe Efese of Central Connecticut St. had 21 points and eight blocks off the bench on Saturday against Sacred Heart. 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.

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