slides: Bryant’s Tournament Run Ends as they Fall 66-53 to Robert Morris

Sunday, March 08, 2015

 

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Bryant falls 66-55

The third seeded Bryant Bulldogs fell 66-53 to second seeded Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NEC tournament. With the loss, Bryant's season comes to a close and they finish with an overall record of 16-15. 

See the five takeaways slideshow below. 

A Dyami Starks three-pointer tied the game at 48 with just over eight minutes left in the game. 

From that point, Robert Morris went on an 11-0 run to go up 59-48 with four minutes left to play in the game. The Bulldogs were not able to get closer than eight points the rest of the way. 

Dyami Starks led Bryant with 19 points in the game while Bosko Kostur followed up with ten. Kostur and Starks were the only two players to reach double-figures for the Bulldogs. 

Robert Morris was led by Kavon Stewart who poured in 19 points while Rodney Pryor added 12 points to help Robert Morris get the victory. 

For a further look at the Bryant loss, see the five takeaways slideshow below. 

 

Related Slideshow: Five Takeaways From Bryant’s 66-53 Loss to Robert Morris

The third seeded Bryant Bulldogs fell 66-53 to second seeded Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NEC tournament. 

Here are five takeaways from the game. 

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Joe O'Shea

Coming off of his historic shot and Bryant's historic win, Joe O'Shea struggled to get it going in this game only scoring five points, all on free throws, in 35 minutes of play. 

O'Shea only took one shot from the field but did grab three rebounds, dish out three assists and have one steal for Bryant. 

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Bench points

The Bulldogs did not get much at all from their bench in this game as the Colonials bench outscored Bryant 15-5 in the contest. 

Hunter Ware led the Bryant bench with three points in nine minutes of play time while Curtis Oakley played seven minutes and did not score. 

The Robert Morris bench was led by Lucky Jones who poured in 11 points in 29 minutes of play. 

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Turnovers

Shane McLaughlin turned the ball over six times in the game for Bryant and overall the Bulldogs turned the ball over 19 times against Robert Morris. 

Off of Bryant's 19 turnovers, Robert Morris cashed in for 22 points.

Meanwhile, Robert Morris turned the ball over 14 times but the Bulldogs only scored seven points off of those turnovers. 

22-7 in favor of Robert Morris in points off of turnovers. 

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Dyami Starks

Dyami Starks led Bryant with 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and ends his season and career by having reached double-figures in 18 straight games for the Bulldogs.

Starks wraps up his career by having scored a total of 1,672 points and pulling down 291 rebounds. 

Starks averaged about 18 points per game in his three years at Bryant University and this season led them to their first ever post season win. 

Starks leaves as one of the best players ever to play for Bryant. 

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Successful Season

Bryant's season came to a close on Saturday afternoon as they fell 66-53 to Robert Morris in the NEC semifinals. 

Despite the loss, this was still a successful season for the Bulldogs as they finished with a record of 16-15 and got thier first ever division one post season win beating Sacred Heart in double-overtime. 

The Bulldogs also finished the regular season in a tie for second place, the highest they have finished since joining the division one ranks. 

This season leaves coach Tim O'Shea and the Bryant Bulldogs with a lot to look forward to. 

 
 

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