FAIRFIELD - The CCSU menâ€™s basketball team saw its lead vanish in the beginning of the second half as Sacred Heart scored the first nine points in the second en route to the 67-54 win over the Blue Devils on Saturday.
CCSU junior guard Tyler Kohl posted his third consecutive double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Kohl, however, was the only Blue Devils scorer in double figures.
CCSU led 30-27 at the half before missing its first five shots in the second half.
The Blue Devils, however, cut the deficit to nine points with 3:06 to play but that is as close as it would get down the stretch.
CCSU shot 22-of-47 from the field and 6-of-19 from 3-point range.
At the foul line the Blue Devils struggled, hitting just four free throws on 12 attempts.
The Pioneers outrebounded CCSU 34-28.
Mario Matasovic led Sacred Heart with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Blue Devils will host Mount St. Maryâ€™s on Thursday night and fell to 8-17 (3-9 NEC) on the season with the loss.
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