Starks entered the game with 991 points and joined the 1,000 point club for Bryant just past the midway point of his junior season. Starks logged 23 points, while Francis added 24 points and 11 rebounds.
LIU-Brooklyn (6-12, 1-4 Northeast) led the Bulldogs by 10 at the break, powered by a 13-4 run that ended with a Glenn Feidanga layup with 4:11 remaining.
Bryant (12-8, 4-1) powered back in the second half on an 11-0 run and the Bulldogs led 53-51 with 13:39 remaining. Later, Francis ran off nine points while the Blackbirds managed just three and Bryant led 73-66 going into the final stretch. Brooklyn failed to respond and Bryant cruised to the victory.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.