SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Alex Francis scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Bryant claim its first win of the season in a 76-64 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday.
Dyami Starks finished with 17 points and Frankie Dobbs added 12 for the Bulldogs (1-2), who never trailed in the contest. Bryant scored the game's first 12 points, highlighted by Starks' 3-pointer and three-point play.
The Bulldogs had their lead trimmed to two points when New Hampshire forward Ferg Myrick made a 3-pointer with 5:50 left in the first half. But the Wildcats (2-1) pulled no closer as Bryant pushed its lead to 43-34 by halftime.
The Bulldogs maintained a double-digit lead for much of the second half, pulling ahead by as much as 16 points.
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