Fairleigh Dickinson defeats CCSU 59-47, tied atop Northeast (Jan 14, 2017)

BY AP • January 14, 2017

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Stephan Jiggetts and Darnell Edge each scored 12 points and Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Central Connecticut 59-47 on Saturday and remain in a first-place tie in the Northeast Conference.

After making just 8 of 29 field goals in the first half, Fairleigh Dickinson scored 12 baskets after the break, coming from five points down to outscore CCSU 36-19 over the final 20 minutes.

Ghassan Nehme hit a 3-pointer that put Fairleigh Dickinson (7-10, 5-1) ahead 31-30 and Darian Anderson and Edge also followed with treys as the Knights opened the second half on a 16-4 run to lead 39-32 and never trail again. Nehme finished with nine points, Anderson had six assists.

Mustafa Jones and Tidell Pierre paced the Blue Devils (2-16, 0-6) with 13 points apiece and Austin Nehls added 12. CCSU committed 16 turnovers which Fairleigh Dickinson turned into 16 points.

The Knights are tied atop the NEC with LIU-Brooklyn, which visits FDU on Jan. 21.

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