NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Tyler Kohl had 25 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday and Central Connecticut never trailed in the second half for an 80-76 win over Bryant.
The Blue Devils (9-10, 2-4 Northeast Conference) made 6 of 7 free throws in the final 42 seconds to hold on for the win. Kohl missed the front end of a 1-and-1 that gave the Bulldogs (2-17, 1-5) a chance to tie, but Tanner Johnson's 3-point attempt was off line with 19 seconds left.
Central Connecticut went in front for good at 38-36 early in the second half and stretched the lead to 63-49 on Austin Nehls' 3-pointer near the midpoint of the half.
Len Chappell, who led Wake Forest to its only Final Four trip in 1962 and was an NBA All-Star with the Knicks, has died at 77.
Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight, who was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday, was arrested in June and charged with six felonies, including two counts of molestation of a child.
Duke athletic director Kevin White will serve as the chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee in 2020.