Scores

Final

Bryant 69

(11-4, 4-0 NEC)

Cent Conn St 62

(6-9, 2-2 NEC)

3:30 PM ET, January 12, 2013

William H. Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Connecticut

1 2 T
BRY 31 3869
CCSU 33 2962

Top Performers

Bryant University: A. Francis 26 Pts, 18 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Central Connecticut State: K. Vinales 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Bryant 69, CCSU 62

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Alex Francis scored a season-high 26 points and career-high 18 rebounds as Bryant remained perfect in Northeast Conference play, topping Central Connecticut State 69-62 Saturday.

Francis, who collected his second double-double of the season, helped Bryant (11-4, 4-0) dominate in the paint, where it outscored the Blue Devils 34-14. The junior scored 20 points in the second half as the Bulldogs overcame a 33-31 intermission deficit to win by seven and continue a remarkable turnaround -- Bryant was 1-17 in NEC play last year and 2-28 overall.

Frankie Dobbs added 14 points, Joe O'Shea 11 and Corey Maynard 10 for the Bulldogs.

Kyle Vanales scored 22 points and Adonis Burbage had 20 for CCSU (6-9, 2-2), which got zero points from its bench and shot 28.6 percent (18 of 63) from the floor.

CCSU led 56-53 with 4 minutes left, but then an O'Shea 3-pointer sparked a 10-0 Bryant run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRY
CCSU
Points 69 62
FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 18-63 (.286)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 11-29 (.379)
FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 15-19 (.789)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 11

2012-13 Season

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