slides: NEW: Bryant Rallies From 20 Point Deficit, Beats Mount St. Mary’s in 2 OT

Saturday, January 09, 2016

 

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Bryant completes huge comeback

The Bryant Bulldogs (6-11, 3-1) rallied from a 20 point second half deficit  to beat ( 6-11,3-1) Mount St. Mary's 82-79 in double overtime on Saturday afternoon in Maryland. Bryant has now won four of their last five games, including two out of three on the road. 

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The Bryant Bulldogs trailed 34-20 at half time and 40-20 with less than 19 minutes to play, on the road against Mount St. Mary's before out scoring Mount 40-26 in the second half. 

Bryant trailed 52-38 with 10:56 to play in the game before closing on a 24-8 run capped off by Shane McLaughlin layup with just one second to play to tie the game at 60. 

After things stayed tied after the first over time, Bryant took their first lead, 74-72, since they led 4-3 early in the first half, on a Nisre Zouzoua layup with 2:44 to play. 

The Bulldogs would extend their lead to 76-72 and close the game by hitting free throws and winning 82-79

The Leaders 

The Bulldogs were led by Shane McLaughlin who poured in 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. McLaughlin scored seven of his points in the second over time period. 

Nisre Zouzoua added in 15 points in the game. 

Next up 

Bryant returns to action on Thursday, January 14 when they host Saint Francis at the Chace Athletic Center. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. 

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Gus Riley

Gus Riley came off the bench and netted 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the field in 20 minutes of action.  This is the second time this season that Riley has reached double-figures, the last time coming in November. 

Riley gave Bryant a huge boost in his first minutes of action after not playing the last two games. 

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Nisre Zouzoua

In the second overtime period, it was a Nisre Zouzoua layup that gave Bryant their first lead since the first half, 74-72. It also turned out to be the only lead the Bryant would need. 

Nisre Zouzoua netted 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting from the field while grabbing 5 rebounds, recording 3 steals and dishing out 2 assists in the Bryant win. 

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Second Chance Points

Dan Garvin and Marcel Pettway led Bryant with three offensive rebounds and overall, the Bulldogs beat Mount 11-8 on the offensive glass. 

The offensive rebounding advantage help Bryant to 19 second chance points compared to just 9 points for Mount St. Mary's. 

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What a Comeback

The Bryant Bulldogs trailed 34-20 at half time and 40-20 with less than 19 minutes to play, on the road against Mount St. Mary's before out scoring Mount 40-26 in the second half. 

Bryant trailed 52-38 with 10:56 to play in the game before closing on a 24-8 run capped off by Shane McLaughlin layup with just one second to play to tie the game at 60. 

After things stayed tied after the first over time, Bryant took their first lead, 74-72, since they led 4-3 early in the first half, on a Nisre Zouzoua layup. 

The Bulldogs would extend their lead to 76-72 and close the game by hitting free throws and winning 82-79. 

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Shane McLaughlin

With just seconds left in the game, McLaughlin drove to the basket and converted a layup to tie the game at 60 with one second to play, forcing overtime.  McLaughlin had 7 points in the second overtime period. 

Shane McLaughlin led Bryant with 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field and 5 of 8 from the free throw line. 

McLaughlin has now reached double figures in four of Bryant's last five games. 

McLaughlin also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double and fell two assists shy of a triple-double. 

 
 

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