Second Half Surge Pushes Bryant Past UNH Saturday

Bryant University Press Release

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Antwan Walker, Earl Timberlake and Charles Pride combined for 53 points and 29 rebounds to lead the Bryant University men’s basketball team to a 70-46 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center.

With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 15-8 overall and 6-4 in the America East. Bryant swept the Wildcats during the regular season, ending their three-game winning streak. Both of Bryant’s wins this week snapped its opponent’s three-game streaks.

Walker had his best game in two weeks, finishing with 20 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Pride finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Timberlake posted 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Game Information
Bryant 70, New Hampshire 46
Records: Bryant 15-8, 6-4 AE | New Hampshire 11-11, 6-4 AE
Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.)
Attendance: 1,405

Key Moments

  • Bryant opened the second half on a 22-2 run to turn a one-point deficit into a 19-point lead.

How it Happened

  • Saturday started slow for both teams as UNH led 8-7 with 11:51 left in the first half.
  • The Bulldogs were able to grab a six-point lead, 16-10, as Latimer finished at the rim and Walker drilled a three from the top.
  • UNH tied the game on back-to-back threes but Bryant answered with a pair of baskets to make it 20-16 with 6:07 left.
  • Walker’s third three of the half gave Bryant a 23-22 lead and back-to-back baskets from Pride gave the Black and Gold a 27-25 lead.
  • After a three-point play but the Wildcats back up, Walker leapt high for a rebound and finished the putback to make it 29-28.
  • UNH was able to hit a mid-range jumper with three seconds left in the half to take a 30-29 lead into the break.
  • Bryant opened the second half with a 15-2 run to take a 44-32 lead with 15:24 left. Timberlake scored his first six points of the afternoon to kick start the run and Pride finished a hard layup to make it 39-32.
  • A Gross-Bullock layup and a transition three from Pride made it a 12-point game, 44-32, with 16:32 left. Brelsford then sank a three from the top to make it 51-32. The three capped an 18-0 run and a 22-2 start to the half for Bryant.
  • Timberlake kept his strong half going, finishing at the rim and converting the old fashioned three-point play.
  • Walker’s fourth three of the night made it 63-42 with 6:17 left.
  • Doug Edert capped Bryant’s big second half with a three with 1:43 left.


  • Bryant finished the game 27-of-62 (43.5 percent) from the field, 7-of-19 (36.8 percent) from three and 9-of-12 (75.0 percent) from the line.
  • Bryant dominated the glass, 54-39, and the points in the paint, 38-20.
  • The Bulldogs outscored UNH 41-16 in the second half.
  • Walker posted 20 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. He was 8-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from three.
  • Timberlake posted 13 points and 10 rebounds. He had 13 points and seven rebounds in the second half alone.
  • Pride added 19 points and nine rebounds. He was 8-of-11 from the field.
  • Sherif Gross-Bullock had six boards, while Kvonn Cramer and Edert each finished with five.

Game Notes

  • Bryant swept the season series from the Wildcats and is now 8-4 all-time against UNH.
  • The 46 points are the fewest allowed by the Black and Gold this season.
  • Bryant has now won 15+ games in each of the last four years, a first in DI program history.
  • It marks the first time Bryant has allowed less than 50 points since it held Wagner to 43 in the 2022 NEC Championship.
  • The Bulldogs improved to 9-2 at home this season and 33-4 at home since the start of 2020-21.
  • Pride now has 713 career rebounds, moving into second place in DI program history.
  • Pride now has 1,463 points and 713 rebounds in his career.
  • Pride has now scored in double-figures in 73 times in his career.
  • Pride has now made 74-of-84 (.881) from the line this year, the best in the America East.
  • Pride has now made 23-of-45 (.511) from three over his last eight games.
  • Timberlake finished in double-figures for the 17th time this season and the 23rd time in his career.
  • Timberlake finished with his seventh double-double of the season.
  • Timberlake posted a double-double in both games this week.
  • Walker finished in double-figures for the 16th time this season and the 38th time in his career.
  • Walker’s double-double was his seventh of the season and the 12th of his career.
  • Walker finished with 20+ points for the third time this year and the fourth time in his career.
  • Walker was 0-of-11 from three in his previous four games but went 4-of-5 on Saturday.

Up Next
The Bulldogs hit the road for a pair of games, beginning next Wednesday at UAlbany. Tip is set for 7:02 p.m.

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