Bryant University Press Release
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Redshirt freshman Brandon Carroll (Brewster, N.Y.) scored 23 points, while sophomore classmates Ikenna Ndugba (Boston, Mass.) and Tanner Johnson (Lexington, Ky.)each added 17, as the Bryant University men's basketball team earned a thrilling 79-77 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center.
Bryant used a strong three-point shooting performance to build a seven-point halftime lead, led by as many as 18 in the second half and then held off a furious Mount rally to pick up the home victory. Ndugba's three from the left wing put Bryant up 18, 64-46, with 10:07 to go but it would be the last basket for the Bulldogs for over six minutes as the Mountaineers went on a 14-0 run. A three from Johnson with 3:46 left snapped the skid and the Black and Gold were able to make enough free throws down the stretch to hold on.
Bryant 79, Mount St. Mary's 77
Records: Bryant (3-24, 2-12 NEC), Mount St. Mary's (15-12, 9-5)
Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bulldogs head to western Pennsylvania next week to face Robert Morris and Saint Francis U. Bryant and Robert Morris will meet Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo Center.