Bryant did not have much trouble with the Red Flash, jumping out to a 22-8 lead when Francis scored on a layup with 6:36 left in the first half. The Bulldogs closed the first half with a 9-3 run to claim a 40-18 halftime advantage.
St. Francis never posed a threat the rest of way, shooting 38 percent (21 of 55) from the floor for the game. Bryant shot 54 percent (27 of 50) in the victory.
Frankie Dobbie scored 11 points and had four assists, but also had six turnovers for the Red Flash (9-4, 2-0 Northeast Conference). Joe O'Shea pitched in with 10 points and Francis had seven rebounds.
Earl Brown recorded a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds for St. Francis (1-12, 1-1).
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite