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By Special to The Sun | November 24, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Damian Johnson scored 23 of his game-high 32 points in the first half last night to lead Central Connecticut State past Morgan State, 87-71, in the consolation game of the L.A. Classic at Loyola Marymount.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
It took two visits before Evan Phoenix told the Central Connecticut State coaching staff that he wanted to play basketball there. In the Calvert Hall junior's mind, though, the first trip was more than enough. “When I first stepped on the campus, it just seemed like the environment I wanted to be in,” Phoenix said. “Everything just seemed right.” Phoenix committed to the Blue Devils last week. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward also considered offers from American, Hartford and UMBC.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | February 28, 2003
A year ago, UMBC was applying the final touches to a 20-9 season that made the team the class of the Baltimore area's smaller Division I colleges. The Retrievers entered the Northeast Conference tournament on a roll, but then were upset by Quinnipiac, ending their thoughts of an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Times have changed. Despite another domination of the season-opening Battle of Baltimore, UMBC has already been eliminated from both postseason tournaments, marking the first time since 1991-92 - when the school was a member of the East Coast Conference - that it has not made the tournament field in its league.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Cleveland Browns rookie running back Terrance West stood at one end of the field at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday, watching the first half of his former school's season opener against Central Connecticut State. The Tigers probably wish West had been on the field, and not in the stands, for their 31-27 loss to a Blue Devils team that went 4-8 in 2013. A mostly gold-clad crowd of an announced 8,058 was treated to an uneven performance by an offense and defense just seven months removed from playing in the Football Championship Subdivision national championship game.
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By Kent Baker | February 10, 1991
Devin Boyd, the East Coast Conference's No. 2 scorer, was on the Towson State University bench yesterday, dressed but ailing with a case of the flu.The league's top scorer, Obet Vazquez of Central Connecticut, was on the opposite bench in street clothes, the victim of an injured knee and not available to play.It took little more than 10 minutes to realize the Tigers would weather their loss much more easily than the undermanned Blue Devils.Towson remained unbeaten in the ECC and clinched at least a share of the regular-season title with an 84-76 victory at the Towson Center that was more routine than inspiring.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2001
TRENTON, N.J. -- Twenty percent tips are acceptable. Twenty percent shooting is not, unless you're the UMBC men's basketball team, and you've gotten past Central Connecticut State in postseason play for the first time. That's what happened for the Retrievers last night during a 59-44 win over the defending Northeast Conference champions in the first round of the league tournament at Sovereign Bank Arena. UMBC missed 25 of its first 30 field goals, yet led at halftime thanks to Central Connecticut turnovers and Terence Ward, who got hot in time to score 22 points.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2003
It's probably safe to say that the Loyola Greyhounds - losers of three straight games entering last night's matchup with Central Connecticut - did not suddenly mature overnight. It only looked that way. Loyola, which has only one senior on its roster, was nearly flawless in the second half against Central Connecticut State, hitting 11 of its first 14 shots after intermission to earn a 65-63 victory at Reitz Arena. Sophomore Bernard Allen led the way for the Greyhounds with 21 points and freshman Bobby Bossman added 19 as Loyola (3-7)
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1999
It didn't take UMBC long to revert to winning form.Two nights after dropping their first Northeast Conference game of the season at Robert Morris, the Retrievers cranked up their gritty defense last night and disposed of Central Connecticut, 60-49, at the UMBC Fieldhouse.The hard-knocking game resembled a throwback to an earlier era and UMBC (17-6, 16-1) survived the banging to equal Mount St. Mary's 1996 record for NEC victories in a season."We had to play tough after that last game," said Retrievers center Nick Grella, who packed 11 points and five rebounds into the first half and scored eight of his team's first 11 points to help UMBC to a quick 11-2 advantage.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2001
You might gain 10 pounds just thinking about the feast Deborah Edwards arranged at her Woodlawn home for the Central Connecticut men's basketball team yesterday. Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, chicken baked with provolone cheese and mushrooms, turkey, lemon pepper pork, pit beef, three types of cakes, and oh, yes, collard greens. "Corsley would have a fit if we didn't have any greens," Edwards said, referring to her son, Corsley Edwards Jr., a former standout at Lake Clifton and Mount St. Joseph.
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By Special to The Sun | February 24, 1991
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Derrick Reid scored 21 points and Jim Frantz added 19, as visiting University of Maryland Baltimore County defeated Central Connecticut State, 81-76, in an East Coast Conference basketball game last night.UMBC (5-21, 4-8) held a 68-66 lead with just under four minutes remaining when Frantz, a 6-foot-10 senior forward, made two foul shots then stole Central Connecticut's inbounds attempt and made a dunk that put the Retrievers up by six.The Blue Devils (4-22, 2-10) got to within 74-71 at the two-minute mark, but UMBC went on a five-point run to put the game out of reach.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
For only the second time since Rob Ambrose became Towson's coach, the Tigers will open the season with a game at home, welcoming Central Connecticut State to Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m. The only other time in that span the Tigers played host to a season opener was in 2011, when they routed Morgan State, 42-3. Although Towson is just two games above .500 at home (15-13) under Ambrose, the program is 13-5 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in the past three years, and Ambrose said the team's recent success has had a noticeable impact in the stands.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
On Friday, Towson released its first depth chart, and one of the notable developments was at free safety where redshirt sophomore Jordan Mynatt ranked ahead of junior Christian Carpenter, a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association last season. During his weekly conference call Monday afternoon, Tigers coach Rob Ambrose said Mynatt, a Columbia native and Wilde Lake graduate, has grown exponentially since training camp opened Aug. 4. “From where he was a year ago, he's a lot more skilled and knowledgeable at the position,” Ambrose said.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
When Juwan Newman rode the bench on an undefeated Lake Clifton team that featured three high-major players, he didn't complain. When the 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward missed NCAA qualifying standards coming out of high school and prep school, he didn't stop working to improve his academics. And when the East Baltimore native moved across the country to attend junior colleges in New Mexico and Idaho, he didn't once think about retreating back home. “I knew I was never going to give up,” Newman said Sunday.
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From Sun staff reports | November 21, 2012
Clyde Smith III hit a free throw with 9.4 seconds left and Brandon Venturini's 3-pointer at the buzzer went in and out as Big 12 member TCU held off the Navy men's basketball team, 47-45, Tuesday night in Fort Worth. The loss drops Navy to 2-3 overall, while TCU improved to 4-1. Navy led most of the game, but went just 3-of-11 from the free-throw line for the contest and shot 28.6 percent from the field in the second half. "It's important for us to grow as a program and this was a game that we need to figure out how to win," said Navy coach Ed DeChellis.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
Mount Carmel wing Rashard Todd has played basketball for just three-and-a-half years, but that relatively minimal amount of on-court experience was more than enough for the coaches at Central Connecticut State. The Blue Devils began recruiting Todd in February and never let up in their pursuit of him. On Monday, Todd rewarded their persistence with his commitment. “It feels good,” Todd said Tuesday. “It's been kind of stressful, but it's nice to be DI.” Todd joined Tom Rose 's Mount Carmel program as a sophomore.
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By From Sun staff reports | December 7, 2008
Junior Hairston scored 16 points and Troy Franklin added 13 points and nine assists for Towson, but the Tigers lost, 90-70, to visiting Hofstra last night in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams. Charles Jenkins scored 24 points and Cornelius Vines added 21 points for the Pride. Greg Washington added 11 points and 10 rebounds, including five unanswered points late, helping Hofstra (6-1, 1-0) pull away for its sixth straight victory. Josh Thornton scored 20 points for Towson (4-4)
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By Special to The Sun | February 23, 1992
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- UMBC broke a three-game losing streak, defeating Central Connecticut, 81-66, in an East Coast Conference game last night.Derell Thompson scored 24 for UMBC (8-17, 7-3). Skip Saunders added 17, and Sonique Nixon had 15 points and 15 rebounds.The Retrievers trailed 50-45 with 13:27 remaining in regulation, then outscored Central Connecticut 17-2 to gain the lead at 62-52. Central Connecticut closed to within 63-59 with 6:06 left, but the Retrievers went on a 7-2 run, to pull away.
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By KEN MURRAY | August 30, 2007
Matchup -- Central Connecticut State (0-0) at Towson (0-0) Time -- 7 Site -- Johnny Unitas Stadium Outlook -- Towson is 9-0 in home season openers in coach Gordy Combs' previous 15 seasons, and the Tigers have beaten Central Connecticut five straight times, the most recent in 1996. But they carry a four-game losing streak at home into tonight's game. Central Connecticut, from the Northeast Conference, went 8-3 last season with an upset of Georgia Southern. The Blue Devils are 23-9 since 2004 and are coached by Jeff McInerney, who spent two seasons (2004-2005)
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