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Knights Host Central Connecticut State Tomorrow Night

The Knights play NEC foe Central Connecticut State University Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the home conference opener after traveling some 3,367 miles in 17 days in a four-game, three-loss trek over the holiday break that ended in a 79-61 romp at St. Francis (Pa.).

Four players are averaging double figures in points for FDU this season: Darnell Edge (15.9), Xzavier Malone-Key (13.1), Jahlil Jenkins (13.3) and Mike Holloway Jr (10.9).

Malone-Key has scored 10 or more points in 11 of his 13 games this season and ranks second in the NEC with a 49.2 field-goal percentage.

The Knights have a ball-hawking defense, mixing a press, man and 2-3 zone to average 8.9 steals a game to lead the league and rank 22nd in the nation.

The Knights were 1-1 against CCSU last season. They were victorious 81-77 at the Rothman Center and lost 66-65 on the road.

NEC Slate, Jan. 10

7:00 pm
— Central Connecticut State (0-2, 6-9) at Fairleigh Dickinson (1-1, 6-8)
— Bryant (1-1, 4-9) at Mount St. Mary’s (0-2, 3-12)
— St. Francis (1-1, 5-8) at LIU Brooklyn (1-1, 7-7)
— Sacred Heart (2-0, 6-9) at Wagner (1-1, 6-7)
9:00 pm
— Robert Morris (2-0, 7-8)  at St. Francis Brooklyn (1-1, 9-6)

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