CCSU men's basketball drops tough one at home

As happens every January, we got away from the blog a bit, but I'm looking to remedy that now as the stretch drive of the season approaches.
So let's start with some thoughts on today's game, then I have a special man-to-man segment planned for the 1/3 poll of the NEC season,
For the Blue Devils, Saturday's loss to the Mount was depressing. The Blue Devils answered the bell after the Mount caught up to them at the end of the first half, going back up by eight midway through the second half.
Then the roof caved in.
Malcolm McMillan played brilliantly, getting open shots, having the nerve to take them, and drilling three after three. This was especially important because the Mount did a great job shutting Kyle Vinales down in the second half.
He didn't have much help, however. Matt Hunter was in foul trouble all day. Central's interior offense, so good Thursday night, faltered. And the defense was non existent.
Central just got outworked defensively in this one. I liked that Malcolm thought the offense could be even better, especially against zone (something Central has struggled with of late and that I'll talk more about in the  paper soon), but the game could have been won with some D.
Too often there were open outside shooters, and the Mount had too many easy putbacks. Central just looked completely out of sorts defensively.
I liked that the Blue Devils never seemed to quit, but they have to be very upset to have only gone 2-2 on this homestand. If they don't get home court in the first round, we'll look back at this stretch (and of course the SFPA game) as a big reason why.

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