Pettway scores 25 as Bryant comes back to beat Yale
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) Marcel Pettway scored 25 points on 9 of 15 shooting and Bryant pulled away from Yale in the latter stages of the second half to earn a 79-70 win on Wednesday night.
Pettway finished 7 of 11 from the line and also added seven rebounds. Nisre Zouzoua scored 22 and also had seven boards for Bryant (3-5).
Yale led 70-66 late in the second half, but was held scoreless over the final 2:49. Bosko Kostur found Pettway for a layup and a 3-point play with 2:06 remaining that sparked a 13-0 Bryant run to close it out.
Two Kostur free throws gave Bryant the lead, and another Pettway layup put the Bulldogs up 75-70 with 33 seconds left that essentially put Yale away.
Sam Downey scored 16 points for Yale (2-4), which shot 53.8 percent but committed 18 total turnovers while forcing just six.