Bryant Takes Care of Framingham State, Grasso Quenches “Outside Noise”

Antwan Walker and Earl Timberlake combined for 36 points and 15 rebounds as the Bryant University men’s basketball team won its fourth-straight game, 98-44, on Monday night at the Chace Athletic Center.

Bryant is off to a 6-1 start this season, it’s best seven-game start in DI program history. The Bulldogs also improved to 26-2 at home since the start of the 2020-21 season.

Walker posted a season-high 19 points and seven boards, while Timberlake posted 17 points and eight rebounds. Charles Pride (11p, 6r) and Doug Edert (11p) also finished in double figures, while Kvonn Cramer had nine points, four rebounds and four blocks.

Game Information
Bryant 98, Framingham St. 44
Records: Bryant 6-1 | Framingham St. 2-6
Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.)
Attendance: 600

Key Moments

Joe Moon IV made the hustle play of the first half as he dove on a loose ball at half court to setup and alley-oop slam for Kvonn Cramer.
How it Happened

Fresh off his America East Co-Player of the Week honors, Walker got Bryant going with the first four points.
Timberlake’s thunderous left-handed slam pushed Bryant’s lead to 9-0 and and Bryant would eventually score the first 13 points of the contest.
Walker thrilled the crowd with a corner pump fake that led to a dazzling one-handed slam.
Bryant closed the first half on a 13-5 run that was highlighted by a pair of Cramer dunks. He turned a steal into a two-handed slam and then took an alley-oop from Tyler Brelsford following a hustle play from Moon.
The Bulldogs closed the half with a 46-20 lead.
Sherif Gross-Bullock and Walker opened the second half with back-to-back threes and the Bulldogs were off and running.
Edert splashed consecutive threes to give Bryant a 64-27 lead.
Cramer and Brelsford connected again in the second half, this time Cramer flushing a lob from Brelsford after curling around the high post.
Josh Ozabor closed the book on the night with a putback slam.
Stats

Bryant finished the game 35-of-65 (53.8 percent) from the field, 7-of-25 (28.0 percent) from three and 21-of-29 (72.4 percent) from the line.
Bryant held a 47-36 advantage on the boards.
Bryant turned the ball over just 10 times.
The Bulldogs scored 32 points off 19 Framingham St. turnovers.
Walker led Bryant with 19 points and added seven rebound and two blocks.
Timberlake posted 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The two combined to go 15-of-18 from the field.
Pride posted 11 points and six rebounds, while Edert had 11 points on 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Cramer finished nine points, four rebounds, four blocks and two steals.
Brelsford posted seven points and four assists.
Moon had six points, three rebounds and three steals in 12 minutes.
Game Notes

Bryant and Framingham St. were meeting for the first time in program history.
The Bulldogs have now won four-straight games.
Bryant’s 6-1 start is its best seven-game start in DI program history.
The Bulldogs are now 26-2 at the Chace Athletic Center since the start of the 2020-21 season.
Bryant is 43-13 at home under head coach Jared Grasso.
No Bryant player played more than 22 minutes on Monday night.
Pride finished in double-figures for the 60th time in his 90-game career.
Pride now has 1,215 points and 621 rebounds in his career. He also now has 197 career assists.
Walker scored in double-figures for the fifth consecutive game and for the sixth time this season.
Walker is now averaging 16.2 ppg and 8.2 rpg over his last five.
Timberlake finished in double figures for the seventh time this season.
Cramer set a career high with his four blocks.
Up Next
The Bulldogs welcome in-state rival Brown to the Chace Athletic Center on Friday night. Tip is set for 6:00 p.m.

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