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Kohl scores 29 with 12 boards; CCSU beats St. Francis (BKN)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Tyler Kohl had 29 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and two steals to help Central Connecticut State beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 78-72 on Thursday night to snap a four-game skid.

Ian Krishnan hit 4 of 9 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points, Jamir Coleman had 15 points and nine rebounds and Deion Bute scored 12 with eight boards for CCSU (9-13, 3-6 Northeast Conference).

Krishnan hit a 3 to give the Blue Devils a 66-61 lead with 6:17 remaining but then went scoreless for three-plus minutes as St. Francis used an 8-0 spurt to take a three-point lead when Jalen Jordan made two free throws with 3:15 to go. Krishnan answered with a jumper 15 seconds later, Bute added a layup and, after Yaradyan Evans made 1 of 2 free throws for the Terriers, Kohl hit a jumper to make it 72-70 with 1:42 left. CCSU made 6 of 6 foul shots from there to seal it.

Jordan hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 23 points for St. Francis (13-9, 5-4).

Updated January 31, 2019

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