DURHAM, N.H. -- Kyle Vinales scored 27 points as Central Connecticut's starters scored all but two of its points in an 87-84 nonconference victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
Matt Hunter added 18 points, Joe Efese 15, Adonis Burbage 13 and Malcolm McMillan 12 for the Blue Devils (4-3), whose starters played an average of 36.6 minutes. They were averaging 36.1 for the season.
Vinales' 3-pointer put CCSU ahead to stay, 73-71, with 6:06 remaining. The sophomore guard, who came in averaging 25.7 points per game, had 17 in the second half.
The lead reached six before the Wildcats (3-5) cut it to 82-80 with 36 seconds left on Chandler Rhoads' layup, but CCSU secured the game with five free throws.