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Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
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School Name: Central Connecticut State University
Location: New Britain, Connecticut
Arena: Detrick Gymnasium
Capacity: 3,200
Conference: Northeast
Head coach: Howie Dickenman

The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Men's Basketball team is the basketball team that represent Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. The school's team currently competes in the Northeast Conference and are currently coached by Howie Dickenman. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2007.

History

2010-11 is the 75th season of Blue Devil basketball. Central’s first year of competition was the 1934-35 season under coach Harrison J. Kaiser, whom the athletic building is named after. CCSU joined the NCAA Division I ranks in the 1986-87 season, making this year the 25rd season at the Division I level.

Classification

Years Classification Seasons National Tournaments
1987-present NCAA Division I 25 3 appearances
1966-1986 NCAA Division II 21 6 appearances
1935-1965 NAIA 29 10 appearances

Home Court

Years Venue Seasons
1965-present Kaiser Hall - Detrick Gymnasium 46
1947-1964 Memorial Hall 18
1935-1946 Teachers Gymnasium 11

Conference Affiliation

Years Conference Seasons
1998-present Northeast Conference 14
1995-97 Mid-Continent Conference 3
1991-92, 1994 East Coast Conference 3
1987-90, 1993 Division I Independent 5
1973-83, 1986 Division II Independent 12
1984-85 New England Collegiate Conference 2
1968-72 North-East Collegiate Basketball League 5
1942-60 New England Teachers College Conference 18

National Tournament Apprearances

NCAA Tournament Results

The Blue Devils have appeared in three NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0-3.

Year Opponent Results Round Location
2007 #1 Ohio State L, 78-57 First Round Lexington, Ky.
2002 #3 Pittsburgh L, 71-54 First Round Pittsburgh, Pa.
2000 #2 Iowa State L, 88-78 First Round Minneapolis, Minn.

Division II Tournament Results

The Blue Devils have appeared in six Division II National Tournaments. Their combined record is 6-8.

Year Opponent Results Round Location
1984 American International W, 102-90 Regional Consolation New Britain, Conn.
South Dakota State L, 74-59 Regional First Round New Britain, Conn.
1983 Assumption L, 99-89 (OT) Regional Consolation New Britain, Conn.
American International L, 65-64 Regional First Round New Britain, Conn.
1971 Assumption L 105-77 Regional Finals New Britain, Conn.
Stonehill W, 111-99 Regional First Round New Britain, Conn.
1969 Assumption L, 98-77 New England Consolation Springfield, Mass.
Springfield L, 91-80 New England First Round Springfield, Mass.
1967 Long Island – Brooklyn L, 114-76 Regional Finals New Britain, Conn.
Buffalo State W, 90-73 Regional First Round New Britain, Conn.
1966 Kentucky Wesleyan L, 84-76 National Quarterfinals Evansville, Ind.
Assumption W, 96-87 Northeast Finals Worcester, Mass.
Philadelphia Textile W, 96-75 Eastern Second Round Syracuse, NY
Potsdam State W, 94-82 Eastern First Round Syracuse, NY

NAIB/NAIA National Tournament Results

The Blue Devils have appeared in 10 NAIB/NAIA National Tournaments at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Their combined record is 1-10.

Year Opponent Results Round Tourney Ranking
1965 #9 Augsburg (Minn.) L, 87-103 First Round -
1964 Saint Mary’s (Texas) L, 62-64 First Round #14
1963 Athens State (Ala.) L, 71-72 First Round #16
1962 #16 William Jewell (Mo.) L, 52-57 First Round -
1961 #11 Southwest Texas State L, 59-70 First Round -
1960 #6 Grambling L, 68-92 First Round -
1959 #12 Westminster (Pa.) L, 76-79 First Round -
1950 Westminster (Pa.) L, 62-70 First Round -
1949 Indiana Central L, 59-72 First Round -
1948 Xavier (Ohio) L, 39-57 Second Round -
Montana W, 63-52 First Round -

Conference Awards

Player of the Year

Northeast Conference

  • 2011 – Ken Horton
  • 2007 – Javier Mojica
  • 2004 – Ron Robinson
  • 2002 – Corsley Edwards
  • 2000 – Rick Mickens

Defensive Player of the Year

Northeast Conference

  • 2008 – Tristan Blackwood
  • 2007 – Tristan Blackwood
  • 2000 – Rick Mickens

East Coast Conference

  • 1991 – Patrick Sellers

Rookie of the Year

Northeast Conference

  • 2008 – Shemik Thompson

All-Conference First Team

Northeast Conference

  • 2011 – Ken Horton
  • 2008 – Tristan Blackwood
  • 2007 – Tristan Blackwood, Javier Mojica, Obie Nwadike
  • 2006 – Justin Chiera
  • 2004 – Ron Robinson
  • 2003 – Ron Robinson
  • 2002 – Corsley Edwards
  • 2001 – Corsley Edwards
  • 2000 – Rick Mickens

Mid-Continent Conference

  • 1996 – Keith Closs

All-Conference Second Team

Northeast Conference

  • 2009 - Ken Horton
  • 2002 – Damian Battles, Ricardo Scott
  • 2001 – John Tice
  • 2000 – Corsley Edwards, John Tice
  • 1999 – Rick Mickens, Charron Watson
  • 1998 – Rick Mickens

Mid-Continent Conference

  • 1997 – Sean Scott

All-Rookie Team

Northeast Conference

  • 2008 - Ken Horton, Shemik Thompson
  • 2004 – Obie Nwadike
  • 2003 – Justin Chiera
  • 2001 – Ron Robinson
  • 1999 – Corsley Edwards
  • 1998 – Marijus Kovaliukas

Mid-Continent Conference

  • 1995 – Keith Closs, Bill Langheim

Coach of the Year

Northeast Conference

  • Howie Dickenman – 2007, 2006, 2002, 2000

Other Awards

All-New England Selections

First Team

  • Rich Leonard - 1984
  • Steve Ayers - 1982
  • Bill Reaves - 1971
  • Howie Dickenman - 1969

Second Team

  • Corsley Edwards - 2002
  • Rick Mickens - 2000
  • Byran Heron - 1989
  • Ken Hightower - 1984
  • Rich Leonard - 1983
  • Steve Ayers - 1983
  • Billy Wendt - 1973
  • Howie Dickenman - 1968
  • Paul Zajac - 1967

Third Team

  • Greg Roberts - 1978
  • Jere Quinn - 1977
  • Robert Charbonneau - 1977

All-American Selections

First Team

  • Howie Dickenman - 1969

Second Team

  • Steve Ayers - 1982
  • Richard Leonard - 1984 & 1983
  • Bill Reaves - 1970 & 1971

Third Team

  • Steve Ayers - 1981

UPI Selection

  • Eugene Reily - 1966

Blue Devils in the NBA

  • Keith Closs (Free Agent - Los Angeles Clippers, 1997-2000)
  • Corsley Edwards (2002 NBA Draft - Sacremento Kings)

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