NCAA Men's Basketball

Kohl scores 21 points in Central Connecticut win

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Tyler Kohl scored 21 points with five rebounds and five assists to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring and Central Connecticut beat Division II Penn State Wilkes-Barre 79-58 on Saturday.

Ian Krishnan hit three 3-pointers and scored 15 points, Joe Hugley added 14 off the bench and Deion Bute had 12 for the Blue Devils (5-5), who shot 38 percent but made 22 of 29 free throws, led by Hugley's 9 of 10.

Central Connecticut leads the Northeast Conference in free-throw shooting at 77.5 percent and conference leader Hugley entered the game converting 90 percent from the line.

The Nittany Lions closed to 33-30 on Kahlil White's 3-pointer, but Kohl's jumper sparked a 12-1 run and the Blue Devils led 45-35 at halftime.

Krishnan hit back-to-back 3-pointers amid a 10-2 run and the Blue Devils pulled away to a 21-point lead on Kohl's layup with 7:37 to play.

White scored 14 points, Kevin Silverberg added 11 and Jayden Hampton 10 for the Nittany Lions (6-3), who saw their four-game win streak end.

Updated December 8, 2018