January 29, 2016

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Brandon Peel scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Central Connecticut State to a 78-67 victory over Bryant on Thursday night, snapping a 10-game losing streak.

Peel was 8 of 14 from the floor, made all six free-throw attempts and added five assists.

Jahlil Nails chipped in 17 points for the Blue Devils (2-18, 1-8 Northeast Conference).

Nisre Zouzoua had 19 points for Byrant (7-15, 4-5), which has lost four straight. Marcel Pettway had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Bryant had an 11-point lead early in the second half but Evan Phoenix made consecutive layups and had seven points as part of an 18-6 run to give the Blue Devils a 62-61 lead with five minutes left.

The Bulldogs' Shane McLaughlin made a field goal, and Nails answered with a 3-pointer at the 4:24-mark, sparking a 16-4 surge to end it.

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