Winning Streak Snapped, Bryant Falls 66-57 to Harvard
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
See the five takeaways slideshow below.
The Bulldogs trailed 58-57 with 2:30 left in the game but Dan Garvin missed a layup and that set Bryant on course for several more missed shots in the games final minutes. Meanwhile, Harvard would go on a run scoring eight straight points to seal the road victory. The Bulldogs didn't score a point the rest of the way.
In fact, the last field goal the Bulldogs converted was a Starks layup with 4:50 left to go. The layup tied the game at 55.
Bryant was led by Dyami Starks who netted a game high 18 points on only 7-of-22 from the field. Joe O'Shea followed up with 14 points for the Bulldogs.
The Crimson were led by Steve Moundou-Missi who netted 15 points.
Bryant returns to conference play action on Thursday, January 22 when they host LIU Brooklyn. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
For a further look at Bryant's loss to Harvard, see the five takeaways slideshow below.
Related Slideshow: Five Takeaways From Bryant’s 66-57 Loss to Harvard
The Bryant Bulldogs (8-8, 5-1 NEC) fell to the (11-4, 1-0 IVY) Harvard Crimson 66-57 on Tuesday night at the Chace Athletic Center.
Here are five takeaways from the game.
Joe O'Shea continues his great play for Bryant, netting 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field against Harvard.
After getting off to a slow start this season, O'Shea has now been in double-figures in seven of the last ten games and four of the last five.
Along with scoring, he has also held onto the ball. O'Shea had no turnovers against Harvard and only has three turnovers in the last four games.
Second Chance Points
The Bulldogs did a great job creating second chances, cashing in on them and not giving up many second chance points on the other end.
Led by Dan Garvin, the Bulldogs had 13 offensive rebounds and cashed in for 13 points.
Meanwhile, Harvard had nine offensive rebounds but only cashed in for three points.
The Bulldogs only had three players on the bench against harvard and only two of them played.
Curtis Oakley led the bench with five points in 17 minutes of play time while Hunter Ware netted three points in 12 minutes of play time.
Meanwhile, Harvard got 11 points from their bench.
Bryant did not have a good night shooting, knocking down only 33% of their shots and 36% from three-point land.
Dyami Starks led Bryant with 18 points in the game but only shot 7-of-22 from the field and did not get himself to the free throw line.
Bryant only had 18 points in the paint compared to Harvard's 30.
Harvard did not exactly light it up, they shot 41% from the field and 30% from three-point land.
Back to Conference play
Bryant lost 66-57 to Harvard on Tuesday night at the Chace Athletic center.
This was a good test for the Bulldogs as Harvard is an Ivy League power year in and year out and were nationally ranked to start the season. All that makes it just as impressive that Bryant was able to get them to play in Smithfield. Harvard has to be one of the bigger programs that Bryant has brought in to this point.
The Bulldogs return to NEC action on Thursday, January 22 when the host LIU Brooklyn. Bryant is 5-1 and sit on top of the NEC standings.
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