Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 65

(9-18, 5-9 NEC)

Bryant 68

(17-11, 9-4 NEC)

    4:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Chace Athletic Center, Smithfield, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    CCSU 22 4365
    BRY 41 2768

    Top Performers

    Central Connecticut State: K. Vinales 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Bryant University: C. Maynard 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Bryant holds on to defeat CCSU 68-63

    Associated Press

    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Corey Maynard scored 21 points as Bryant University held on to defeat Central Connecticut State 68-63 on Saturday.

    Joe O'Shea added 19 points for the Bulldogs (17-11, 9-4 Northeast Conference), who remain tied for second place with Wagner in the NEC. Alex Francis had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

    Bryant jumped to a 15-7 lead to start the first half and had a 41-22 advantage at the break.

    Down by 20 early in the second, Central Connecticut State closed the gap on a 23-7 run to trail by four, 57-53, with 7:39 to play. The Blue Devils came as close as two points on a Faronte Drakeford 3 with 32 seconds remaining but Bryant's Shane McLaughlin sealed the win going 3 of 4 from the line in the final seconds.

    Kyle Vinales came off the bench to lead the Blue Devils (9-18, 5-9) with 18 points and six assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CCSU
    BRY
    Points 65 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 27-58 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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