Scores

Final

St Francis (PA) 55

(10-20, 7-9 NEC)

Bryant 54

(18-14, 10-6 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2014

    Chace Athletic Center, Smithfield, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    SFU 28 2755
    BRY 25 2954

    Top Performers

    St. Francis (PA): R. Drinnon 20 Pts, 18 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Bryant: D. Starks 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    St. Francis (Pa) upends Bryant in NEC, 55-54

    Associated Press

    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Ronnie Drinnon hit a go-ahead basket and a pair of free throws in the final 48 seconds, scoring a career high 20 points as sixth-seeded St. Francis (Pa.) battled past third-seeded Bryant 55-54 in the Northeast Conference tournament Wednesday night.

    The Red Flash (10-20) advance to a Saturday semifinal at top-seeded Robert Morris.

    St. Francis hasn't been in the playoffs since the 2010-11 season and scrapped past Bryant (18-14) in a closely fought contest that saw five ties and five lead changes -- three in the final 3:37.

    Bryant was up 50-48 at the final media timeout, but Dominique Major came out of the huddle for St. Francis with a 3-pointer. Drinnon hit a layup with 43 seconds left for a 53-52 lead, was fouled rebounding his own missed free throw and sank both for a 55-52 margin. St. Francis outrebounded Bryant 34-25.

    Dyami Starks led Bryant with 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFU
    BRY
    Points 55 54
    FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 6-8 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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    Jan 9, 2014 @BRY 77, SFU 67Recap
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