Bryant 85, Cent. Connecticut St. 80

Cecil Gresham had 27 points and Bryant scored the final nine

points in overtime to defeat Central Connecticut State 85-80 on

Saturday.

Frankie Dobbs added 19 for the Bulldogs (9-17, 7-7 Northeast

Conference), who snapped the Blue Devils’ seven-game winning streak

four days after losing to them 71-55.

Central Connecticut State (17-8, 10-4) led 80-76 before Dobbs

hit a 3-pointer and Gresham followed with a jumper to give Bryant

an 81-80 lead with 58 seconds left.

Dobbs hit three free throws and Gresham, who had seven assists,

made another one to seal the win as the Blue Devils were 0 for 4

from the floor and 0 for 2 from the line in the final 2:10.

Corey Maynard had 16 points and Alex Francis had 10 points and

11 rebounds for Bryant.

Ken Horton had 27 points and 16 rebounds, Shemik Thompson scored

17 points and Robby Ptacek added 10 for Central Connecticut

State.