Bryant upsets Yale 69-58

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP)—Peter Lambert scored 16 points to pace Bryant to a 69-58 upset of Yale on Friday, snapping a nine-game losing skid.

Bryant (2-11) outscored Yale 50-24 in the second half for its first home win since moving to Division 1.

Ross Morin scored 17 points for Yale (2-9), which lost its fifth straight. Yale missed all 12 3-point attempts and in the second half shot only 31 percent from the floor.

Bryant’s only other win this season came at Quinnipiac on Nov. 22.

Nick Pontes had 15 points and five rebounds for Bryant. Chris Birrell scored 14, 11 in the Bulldogs’ second-half surge. Barry Latham added 14 points and four rebounds.

Yale held Bryant to just six field goals in the first half. Bryant evened the game at 37 with an 18-3 run to begin the second. Birrell gave Bryant its first lead at 44-41 on a 3-pointer with 7:36 left.

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Travis Pinick Travis Pinick
5-11,  13 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Bryant
Chris Birrell Chris Birrell
3-6,  14 Pts
7 Rebs, 5 Assists

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