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Bryant opens NEC play at St. Francis Brooklyn

Bryant opens NEC play at St. Francis Brooklyn

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's basketball team opens Northeast Conference play when it travels to Brooklyn to take on St. Francis Brooklyn Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Both games will be streamed, free-of-charge, on NECFrontRow.com. 

The Particulars
Opponent:
 St. Francis Brooklyn
Location: Daniel Lynch '38 Gymnasium at the Pope Physical Education Center (Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.)
Date and Time: Tuesday, Dec. 8 – 7 p.m. | Wednesday, Dec. 9 - 4 p.m.
Watch: Tuesday | Wednesday
Live Stats:
 Sidearm Stats
Game Notes:
 Bryant
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THE SERIES
Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn have met 21 previous times, with the Terriers holding a 12-9 lead in the all-time series. The Bulldogs, however, won both games last season. Bryant's 82-74 victory on Feb. 21 at St. Francis Brooklyn was its first victory in the Daniel Lynch '38 Gymnasium in 10 tries (1-9). 

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS
St. Francis Brooklyn will be playing its first games of the season this week. The Terriers finished 13-18 overall and 7-11 in the NEC a season ago. St. Francis Brooklyn returns eight letterwinners that accounted for 70 percent of the teams scoring, including four of its five top scorers. Chauncey Hawkins led the team with 15.1 points per game a season ago and was a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-NEC team.   

WHAT TO KNOW

  • Bryant is off to a 2-1 start following a 138-83 victory over Rhode Island College on Saturday, Dec. 5. The 138 points are the most in a single game in program history. 
  • Through three games, the Bulldogs are averaging 105.0 points per game and rank third nationally. 
  • Bryant is also in the top 10 nationally in tempo according to kenpom.com, ranking second in raw tempo and eighth in adjusted tempo. 
  • Head coach Jared Grasso begins his third season on the Bryant sidelines, having posted a 27-38 record.
  • Peter Kiss was named the NEC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 21 points per game last week. He has scored 20+ points in back-to-back games and now has scored in double figures in 31 career games.
  • Michael Green III and Charles Pride were named #NECPrimePerformers for the week. Green III tied his career high with 23 points at UNH and then added seven assists against RIC. Pride has posted 15+ points and 5+ boards in all three games, contributing nine points and four rebounds in the final eight minutes of Tuesday's win at UNH.  
  • Chris Childs is Bryant's fourth regular averaging double figures at 15.7. He's shooting 53 percent from the field and 47 percent from three. 

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