Bryant (6-2) won its fourth consecutive game, erasing a halftime deficit and opening the second half on a 23-11 run, led by 11 from Starks. Starks scored 17 in the second half and Francis 13 as Bryant shot 57.1 percent from the field in the half.
Yale (4-4) closed the gap to 57-55 on a Javier Duren layup with 6:48 left but Starks answered with a 3-pointer. Yale closed to within 64-59 with 3:59 left, but then went without a score for more than 3 minutes as Bryant pulled away.
Bryant hit 6 of 15 3-pointers while Yale made just 3 of 21 attempts.
Corey Maynard had 14 points and eight assists for Bryant.
Duren scored 17 points for Yale and Justin Sears added 10.
Nicholls State has hired former Clemson assistant coach Richie Riley as their new men's basketball coach.
Ed Cooley and the Friars added one of the last remaining ESPN 100 prospects in Diallo.
Kory Holden, the No. 2 available transfer in ESPN's rankings after averaging 17.7 points last season for Delaware, is transferring to South Carolina.