Brown beats Bryant 69-56

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—Matt Mullery scored 16 points, while Scott Friske and Peter Sullivan added 15 apiece as Brown University held off a second-half rally and defeated Bryant University, 69-56 on Saturday.

Mullery, who began the week ranked 10th nationally in field goal percentage, connected on 6 of 10 shots as the Bears (6-8) continued their dominance of the Bulldogs (2-13).

Nick Pontes led Bryant with 18 points, including eight early in the second half as the Bulldogs sliced a 13-point halftime deficit to 50-47 with 10:14 left in the game.

Brown countered with a 12-3 run that upped the Bears’ lead to 62-50.

Sean Kane came off the bench in the first half and hit three 3-point baskets to key a 19-5 run that enabled Brown to turn a 20-19 deficit into a 38-25 halftime lead.

Cecil Gresham scored 13 points and Peter Lambert added 11 for the Bulldogs.

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 Top Performers
 Bryant
Nick Pontes Nick Pontes
9-17,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Brown
Matt Mullery Matt Mullery
6-10,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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