Bryant Rallies To Beat Mount St. Mary’s On Last Second Shot

Bryant rallies past Mount St. Mary's (Md.) 62-60

      SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) – Alex Francis scored a career-high 25
points, hitting a leaning drive in the lane at the buzzer to give
Bryant a 62-60 win over Mount St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday.
      The Bulldogs (7-15, 5-5 Northeast Conference), coming off two
consecutive overtime losses, rallied from an 11-point deficit with
7:44 to go.
      Cecil Greshman, who scored 21 points, hit a 3-pointer with 35
seconds left, giving Bryant a two-point lead. Raven Barber then
tipped in his own miss with 17 seconds to go for 60-60.
      Bryant inbounded the ball with no timeouts left and Francis hit
his game-winner, giving the Bulldogs their first win over the
Mountaineers in five tries dating back to the 1982-83 season.
      Mount St. Mary's (7-16, 5-5), which saw its three-game winning
streak snapped, led 36-24 at halftime and by as many as 13 in the
second half.
      Julian Norfleet scored 13 points to lead the Mountaineers.
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