Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 70

(4-14, 1-2 NEC)

Bryant 85

(10-8, 2-1 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2014

    Chace Athletic Center, Smithfield, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    SHU 40 3070
    BRY 44 4185

    Top Performers

    Sacred Heart: L. Montes 28 Pts, 3 Reb

    Bryant: A. Francis 27 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bryant beats Sacred Heart 85-70

    Associated Press

    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Alex Francis scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Thursday and Bryant University beat Sacred Heart 85-70.

    Corey Maynard scored 19 points and shot 4 of 7 from beyond the arc, Dyami Starks scored 14, and Bryant (10-8, 2-1 Northeast Conference) outshot Sacred Heart (4-14, 1-2) 53 percent to 38.3 percent.

    The lead changed hands five times in the first half until Sacred Heart's Louis Montes hit a layup to tie it at 26, then Bryant pulled ahead on a 10-2 run in which Francis scored six points and Bryant led 44-40 at halftime.

    The teams traded baskets until Maynard's layup at 10:58 in the second half sparked a 15-0 run and Bryant pulled away.

    Sacred Heart was hurt by 16 turnovers, but out-rebounded the Bulldogs 44-32. Bryant played team ball, with 21 assists to Sacred Heart's 11.

    Montes scored 28 points and Chris Evans added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHU
    BRY
    Points 70 85
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 35-66 (.530)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-27 (.630) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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