SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Tyler Kohl scored 27 points and Central Connecticut withstood a second-half Bryant rally to win 80-74 on Thursday night, the Blue Devils' fourth straight victory.
CCSU had an 18-point lead with 13 1/2 minutes left when Bryant charged back, trailing by three with a minute left after a long 3-pointer by Tanner Johnson. But Deion Bute made two free throws after an offensive rebound and Kohl and Jones added two free throws each.
CCUS (12-10, 5-4) has already exceeded its NEC win total from last season of four.
The Blue Devils' walk-on recently completed a 3,400-mile trek across the country in support of "Walk On! America," a charity that supports people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Yolanda Kumar, the former Missouri tutor who admitted to providing improper academic assistance to multiple athletes in 2016, said she's been named in a new notice of allegations attached to the school's ongoing NCAA academic fraud case.
The Trojans are a surprise force on the recruiting trail thanks to the hire of assistant coach Eric Mobley, whose sons Isaiah and Evan are five-star prospects in the 2019 and 2020 classes, respectively.