FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sean Hoehn scored a season-high 17 points and Sacred Heart rolled to a 77-62 victory over Central Connecticut State on Saturday for its fourth straight win.
Hoehn was 5 of 8 from the floor, matched a career-best with five 3-pointers, and scored 17 points for the third time this season. Matej Buovac had 13 points and made three 3s, and Quincy McKnight added 11 points for the Pioneers (12-15, 7-7 Northeast Conference).
Sacred Heart took the lead for good with 12 minutes left in the first half and built a 39-30 halftime lead. CCSU pulled within eight points early in the second half but didn't get closer.
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