Cent. Connecticut St. 62, Wagner 60

Robby Ptacek came off the bench to score 17 points and Central

Connecticut State edged Wagner 62-60 on Saturday night.

Markeys Deans had 15 points in a reserve role and Shemik

Thompson added 14 for the Blue Devils (10-17, 7-9 Northeast

Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak. The Blue

Devils had 32 points from their bench and won despite shooting 37.9

percent (22 of 58) from the field.

Clinging to a 56-55 lead, the Blue Devils scored 5 straight

points to lead 61-55 after Deans’ layup with 2:26 to go.

The Seahawks cut the lead to 62-60 with 52 seconds left on a

basket by Tyler Murray. The Seahawks had a chance to tie it, but

turned the ball over with 15 seconds remaining.

Murray scored 19 points and Michael Orock added 11 for the

Seahawks (4-25, 2-14), who lost their sixth straight.