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Assistant Coach Witcoskie Fills In For Marshall As Central Connecticut Falls To St. John's, 80-55

Assistant Coach Witcoskie Fills In For Marshall As Central Connecticut Falls To St. John's, 80-55

As the players positioned themselves around the circle for the opening tip, Central Connecticut assistant coach Mike Witcoskie clapped his hands loudly to ready the Blue Devils.

After their first possession was lost seconds later at Carnesecca Arena Tuesday night, Witcoskie was up off the bench still clapping and encouraging the team. The Blue Devils lost their next possession, too.

Witcoskie clapped louder.

He eventually called a timeout when a Shamorie Ponds 3-pointer fell — three of his game-high 21 points — putting St. John’s up 36-19 with 4 minutes, 56 seconds remaining in the first half.

Donyell Marshall probably would have been a little more demonstrative...

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