CCSU 86, Brown 71
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP)
Kyle Vinales scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as Central Connecticut State won its first game of the season, defeating Brown 86-71 Thursday night to give coach Howie Dickenman his 250th career victory at his alma mater.
The Blue Devils (1-2), who lost to Fairfield 64-63 and to Saint Peter's 64-61, shot 62 percent from the field (31 of 50), with Vinales hitting 7 of 8 in the second half, including 4 of 5 3-pointers.
Trailing 18-16, Central Connecticut State dominated the rest of the first half to lead 45-30 at the break.
The Bears (1-1) got within four, at 67-63, on Tucker Halpern's 3-pointer, but Vinales scored all of the Blue Devils' points in a 10-3 spurt to pull away.
Matt Hunter added 17 points and six assists and Terrell Allen had 14 points for Central Connecticut State.
Matt Sullivan led Brown with 18 points.