Oberlin College 42, Bryant 71

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP)—Alex Francis scored a career-high 23 points to lead Bryant in a 71-42 win over Oberlin College on Wednesday night.

The freshman shot 8 of 11 and his classmate Matthew Lee added 12 as the Bulldogs (2-10) surpassed their win total from 2009-10.

Bryant (2-10) shot 42.1 percent from the field (24 of 57), while holding the Division III Yeomen to 37.5 percent shooting (15 of 40).

The Bulldogs trailed by seven early, but were able to regain the lead, 22-20, with 4:57 left. They then went on a 15-3 run to lead 34-23 at halftime as Francis tied his career high in the first half with 19 points.

The Bulldogs, who finished with 17 assists, outscored Oberlin 37-19 in the second half.

Andrew Fox was the lone scorer in double figures for the Yeomen (1-9) with 13 points. Oberlin, which made just 7 of 18 from the free-throw line (38.9 percent), lost its ninth straight.

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