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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Matt Balanc's 22 points helped Quinnipiac defeat Central Connecticut State 74-70 on Friday night.

Balanc was 8 of 16 shooting, including 4 for 9 from 3-point range, and went 2 for 3 from the line for the Bobcats (2-0). Rihards Vavers added 18 points while going 7 of 10 (4 for 6 from 3-point range), and he also had seven rebounds. Richie Springs shot 6 of 9 from the field and 1 for 3 from the line to finish with 13 points, while adding 10 rebounds.

Allan Jeanne-Rose finished with 18 points for the Blue Devils (0-2). CCSU also got 17 points and four assists from Kellen Amos. In addition, Jordan Jones finished with 13 points and three steals.

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Both teams play on Monday. Quinnipiac visits UMass and CCSU hosts Framingham State.

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