• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf

Bryant University vs Notre Dame

Notre Dame pulls away late, tops Bryant 70-59


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Jerian Grant hit a late 3-pointer and scored 23 points Monday to help Notre Dame scrap out a win over Bryant, 70-59 in the second round of the Gotham Classic at Purcell Pavilion.

Two days after pumping in 25 and knocking down two late jumpers to hold off Delaware, Grant drilled a three from the left corner with 1:28 to play, then blocked a Dyami Starks shot on the other end.

Pat Connaughton had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Irish (7-2) and Garrick Sherman also chipped in a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards.

Alex Francis scored 17 points and Joe O'Shea finished with 13 for Bryant (6-4). Starks, the Bulldogs' leading scorer at 23.4 points per game coming in, had 12.

With Notre Dame up by 6 with 4:07 to go, Bryant's Corey Maynard was called for an intentional foul on Demetrius Jackson, but the Irish only managed one free throw out of the sequence.

Maynard then hit a 3-pointer on the other end to cut Notre Dame's lead to four points.

But as the clock wound down under two minutes, Eric Atkins eventually found Grant in the corner to knock down his only field goal of the second half after five straight misses.

Turnovers on three straight possessions early in the second half aided a 7-0 Bryant run that got the Bulldogs within six points, and a Starks 3-pointer with 13:13 got them within five, which they would do three different times in the second half.

But the Irish worked the ball down low to Sherman on back-to-back offensive trips, and he converted on both to push Notre Dame's lead back to nine with 6:07 to play.

Two 3-pointers from Starks bookended a 10-0 Bryant run in the first half that put the Bulldogs up 17-12, 11:39 into the game.

O'Shea hit consecutive 3-pointers to get the Bulldogs back up by 4 with 8:27 left. Notre Dame outscored Bryant 18-2 from that point to close out the half, including 11 straight, punctuated by Grant's breakaway slam off a Bryant turnover.

The Irish led by 12 and Grant had 15 points and six assists at the half.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Bryant University (6-4)273259
Notre Dame (7-2) «393170

Related Video

December 2, 2015
Josh Pastner on win over Louisiana Tech (1:21)
December 1, 2015
Jay Wright and Arcidiacono on win over Saint Joseph's
December 1, 2015
CBB Minute: 12/1
December 1, 2015
Is Monmouth's bench mob showboating?

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Orange Florida Gators Championship Drive Hyperspeed Therma-FIT Performance Hoodie

Nike College Championship Drive Gear
Get your school today
Shop Now

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-Pa.0-02-3323
St. Fran.-NY0-02-4118
F. Dickinson0-02-5269
Sacred Heart0-01-4295
Mt St Marys0-01-6306
Robert Morris0-01-6279

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Miami (Fla.)0-06-153
N. Carolina0-06-17
Florida St.0-04-1153
Georgia Tech0-05-2104
Wake Forest0-05-266
Notre Dame0-04-272
NC State0-04-3170
Va. Tech0-04-3224
Boston College0-03-3290
Other games
FDU 59 Final