Grant scores 26, Bryant snaps 11-game losing streak, 79-74
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Adam Grant hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Bryant snapped an 11-game losing streak in beating Sacred Heart 79-74 on Saturday.
Grant, who scored 16 points in the second half, was 5 of 7 from the arc. Sabastian Townes added 21 points and Ikenna Ndugba 18 with three 3-pointers.
Townes snapped a tie with two free throws, Monty Urmilevicius made a free throw and Ndugba added two more at the line for a 77-71 lead with a minute left. Mario Matasovic hit a 3-pointer for the Pioneers but Sacred Heart’s Charles Tucker missed the front end of a one-and-one and Ndugba added two more free throws to clinch the win.
The Bulldogs (2-15, 1-3 Northeast) took a 40-34 lead at halftime behind 11 points each from Townes and Ndugba but Sean Hoehn scored Sacred Heart’s first five points of the second half to begin a 15-5 run.
Joseph Lopez scored 20 points and De’von Barnett 17 for Sacred Heart (6-11, 1-3).