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Bute's Dunk Lifts Central; Hartford, Wesleyan Win

At New Britain, Deion Bute scored the final eight points for Central Connecticut, the last two on a slam dunk with three seconds left, and the Blue Devils held on for a 66-65 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night.

Bute finished with a career-high 22 points, making 9 of 10 shots from the floor and all four of his free throws.

Central (10-10, 3-4 Northeast Conference) won, despite struggling at the free-throw line down the stretch. The Blue Devils missed the front end of a 1-and-1 four times in the final 20 seconds. But after Kaleb Bishop knocked down a pair of free throws to give the Knights (5-13, 2-5) a 65-64 lead with 10 seconds left, Bute snagged a pass...

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