Bryant Blown Out by #15 Houston
The Bryant University men’s basketball team fell to No. 15 Houston, 111-44, on Friday night at the Fertitta Center.
Chris Childs led the Black and Gold with 13 points, while Hall Elisias chipped in nine points and six rebunds. Peter Kiss also finished with nine points and added three assists. Greg Calixte chipped in six points and three boards.
No. 15 Houston 111, Bryant 44
Records: Bryant 3-5 | No. 15 Houston 7-1
Location: Fertitta Center (Houston, Texas)
Bryant made it a six-point game with a 9-0 run but the Cougars outscored Bryant 32-7 the remainder of the first half.
How it Happened
Houston came out strong on Friday night, dominating the paint to build a 20-5 lead with 13:33 to go in the first half.
A two-handed slam from Elisias helped turned the tide, sparking a 9-0 run to bring the Bulldogs within six, 20-14. Childs converted a four-point play and Kiss followed with a transition three to cap the run.
Houston answered with a 17-2 run to make it 37-16 with 5:34 left in the half.
Childs stunted the run with a three from the right wing.
The Cougars, however, ended the half on another 15-2 run to take a 52-21 lead into the break.
Bryant got six points apiece from Childs and Calixte in the second half.
Bryant finished 17-of-62 (27.4 percent) from the field, 6-of-33 (18.2 percent) from three and 4-of-9 (44.4 percent) from the line.
The Bulldogs were outrebounded 47-28.
Houston recorded 64 points in the paint.
Childs scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting from three.
Elisias posted nine points and six rebounds.
Kiss scored nine points, grabbed two rebounds and had three assists.
Calixte posted six points and grabbed three boards.
Erickson Bans recorded three points, two boards and two assists.
Bryant and Houston were meeting for the first time in program history.
The Bulldogs are now 0-10 all-time against ranked opponents.
Childs finished in double figures for the fifth time this year and the 22nd time in his career.
Bryant wraps up its weekend on Sunday night at Cincinnati. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. EST.