Sacred Heart vs Bryant University

Bryant 84, Sacred Heart 68

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - Dynami Sparks scored 25 points and Frankie Dobbs and Alex Francis added double-doubles as Bryant avenged an earlier loss, beating Sacred Heart 84-68 Monday night.

The Bulldogs (18-9, 11-5 Northeast Conference) finished 1-17 in conference play last year, and the 10-win turnaround is the best in league history.

Shane Gibson scored 30 points for Sacred Heart (9-18, 7-9) and became the 10th player in program history and fifth in NEC history to reach 2,000 points. Gibson also surpassed Tony Judkins for ninth on the Pioneers' all-time scoring list with 2,025 points.

Dobbs had 17 points and 10 assists and Francis 15 points with 10 rebounds for Bryant, which has clinched a playoff spot and could still win the regular season title.

The Pioneers shot 60 percent in an 87-76 win over Bryant Jan. 24, but hit just 43.3 percent (26 of 60) Monday to Bryant's 56.1 percent (32 of 57).

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Sacred Heart (9-18)343468
Bryant University (18-9) «404484

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Sacred Heart Pioneers
N. Greenbacker, F100-00-01140
P. Gaetano, G382-72-24828
S. Gibson, G3812-191-262230
L. Montes, G336-103-691216
S. Glowiak, G221-80-00212
T. Falzon243-102-44128
M. Abdel Latif171-20-15112
L. Cramer111-30-00132
D. Tate70-00-00000
F. Akinpetide00-10-00000
Totals 26-608-1534171768
 43.3%53.3% 
Bryant University Bulldogs
A. Francis, F336-93-4104215
V. Kondratyev, F183-50-04046
F. Dobbs, G355-135-7210017
C. Maynard, G345-81-222113
D. Starks, G2910-141-221325
J. O'Shea283-50-05237
S. McLaughlin150-21-22111
C. McMath30-00-02000
D. Calandrillo20-00-00010
C. Oakley20-00-00000
T. McKinney10-10-00000
Totals 32-5711-1732201584
 56.1%64.7% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Mt St Marys14-420-16150
LIU-Brooklyn13-520-12224
Wagner11-716-14245
St. Fran.-Pa.11-717-17257
Robert Morris9-914-19240
Bryant9-912-20286
F. Dickinson9-911-19273
Sacred Heart8-1013-19304
CCSU4-146-23344
St. Fran.-NY2-164-27348
 
Other games
TXTCH 55 Final
KSU 75
SYR 71 Final
MU 74
KAN 108 Final
IAST 96