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Green III (23), Kiss (22) push Bryant past UNH, 93-85

Rich Barnes Photo
Rich Barnes Photo

DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Michael Green III tied his career high with 23 points and redshirt senior Peter Kiss added 22 to lead the Bryant University men's basketball team to a 93-85 victory over New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs built an eight-point lead in the second half but needed a 23-12 finish over the final 7:20 to win their first game of the year.

Green III's 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting, while Kiss finished one shy of his career high on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor. He also added nine rebounds. Hall Elisias posted his first-career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Charles Pride had 17 points and eight boards and Chris Childs was the fifth Bulldog in double figures with 12 points.

Game Information
Bryant 93, New Hampshire 85
Records: Bryant 1-1, New Hampshire 1-1
Location: Lundholm Gymnasium

Key Moments

  • Green III energized a late first half push with five quick points and then assisted on an alley-oop dunk by Elisias.
  • Kiss pushed Bryant's lead to seven early in the second half with a bucket in the paint and a trifecta.
  • UNH grabbed the lead with an 8-0 run that was capped by a Marque Maultsby three with 10:51 left in the game.
  • Tied 78-78, Pride scored four-straight points and Childs' lone three of the game made it 85-80 with 1:45 left.  

How it Happened

  • Bryant jumped out to a 17-12 lead but the Wildcats scored the next 10 points to take a 22-17 lead with 10:24 left in the first half.
  • The teams traded the lead until Pride drilled a three to make it 30-28 Bulldogs with 6:45 left.
  • A conventional three-point play from Childs made it 39-35 with 3:28 left.
  • After UNH hit a three, Green III raced down the court and canned a step-back three. Following a UNH basket, Green III once again raced down the court for two. Green III then threw it up for Elisias to throw down to make it a six-point game with 1:12 to go.
  • A transition three from Kiss and a free throw from Luis Hurtado Jr. made it an eight-point game with 13:18 to go.
  • UNH then scored eight-straight points to make it 65-64 with 10:51 to go.
  • Bryant and UNH traded baskets for the next five minutes, with a Kiss three making it 76-75 Bulldogs with 5:43 left.
  • Pride then broke a 78-78 tie with a putback and canned two free throws to make it a four-point game.
  • After UNH made it a two-point game, Childs drilled a three from the top to make it a five-point game.
  • The Bulldogs closed out the game by going 8-for-8 from the free throw line.  

Stats

  • Bryant shot 47 percent (29-64) for the game. The Bulldogs were 7-of-20 from beyond the arc and finished 28-of-36 (80%) from the free throw line.
  • The Bulldogs held UNH to 40.5% from the field and forced 11 turnovers.
  • Green III finished with 23 points, including 16 in the first half, on 8-of-20 shooting from the field. He made 3-of-7 shots from three and finished with two assists.
  • Kiss had 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He made 2-of-5 from three and added nine rebounds.
  • Pride poured in 17 points, including 10-of-12 from the stripe, had eight rebounds and turned the ball over just once in 33 minutes.
  • Elisias registered a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes.
  • Childs had 12 points, canning all seven of his free throws.
  • Hurtado Jr. posted four points, had seven rebounds and didn't turn the ball over in 23 minutes.  

Game Notes

  • Head Coach Jared Grasso did not travel to the game due to a back injury. Associate Head Coach Phil Martelli Jr. served as the head coach.
  • Bryant's 93 points are it's most since scoring 104 against Sacred Heart on Feb. 14, 2019. The last time Bryant scored 90+ points in regulation came on Feb. 25, 2017 against Central Connecticut.
  • Green III tied his career high in point with 23. He had set the mark against St. Francis Brooklyn last season.
  • Kiss finished one point shy of his career high of 23, set against Niagara during his freshman year at Quinnipiac.
  • Pride has posted 15+ points and 7+ rebounds in each of the first two games of the season.
  • Pride is also the first Bulldog since SaBastian Townes (13) on Jan. 3, 2019 to make 10+ free throws.
  • Elisias registered his first-career double-double on Tuesday. It was his fourth career double-figure rebounding game.
  • Erickson Bans and Luke Sutherland both made their Bryant debuts on Tuesday.