Bryant 53

(1-26, 1-14 NEC)

Wagner 51

(4-24, 2-13 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, February 18, 2010

Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, New York

1 2 T
BRY 28 2553
WAG 23 2851

Top Performers

Bryant University: V. Kondratyev 14 Pts, 1 Reb

Wagner: T. Murray 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

Jordan free throws lift Bryant to first win of season

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Raphael Jordan made two free throws with 1 second left Thursday night to lift Bryant to its first win of the season, a 53-51 victory over Wagner that snapped a 28-game losing streak.

The Bulldogs (1-26, 1-14 Northeast Conference), the last Division I team in the country to win a game, shot 43 percent from the field (18 of 42) and 71 percent from the free throw line (12 of 17). It was their first win since a 70-46 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Feb. 17, 2009.

"It was the elephant in the room. I was feeling really bad for the kids because of the effort they were making," Bryant coach Tim O'Shea said. "Most of them were recruited to play Division II. It was a tough situation for them."

Chris Martin and Josh Thompson finished with 12 points each for Wagner (4-24, 2-13), which lost its fifth straight.

The Seahawks (4-24, 2-13) led 51-50 on Doug Elwell's basket with 1:30 left. Vlad Kondratyev made a free throw 23 second later to tie it.

After Wagner missed two chances at go-ahead 3-pointers, Bryant inbounded the ball with 4 seconds left. A driving Jordan was fouled by Martin with 1 second left.

"I didn't want to go into overtime. It's hard to keep rallying," O'Shea said. "We had 4 seconds. We just wanted to get the ball into his hands and see if we could make a play."

It was Bryant's first road win since a 72-68 victory over Quinnipiac on Feb. 7, 2009.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 53 51
FG Made-Attempted 18-42 (.429) 20-45 (.444)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 5-9 (.556)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 2

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