Bryant rallies in second half to beat New Hampshire

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Byron Hawkins and Adam Grant scored 20 points and hit big shots late in the game as Bryant rallied in the second half to defeat New Hampshire 75-65 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

After trailing by 14 early in the second half, the Bulldogs (2-5) caught the Wildcats with six minutes remaining and took the lead for good two minutes later at 61-59 on a Hawkins 3-pointer.

Sabastian Townes added a another 3-pointer for a 66-62 lead and Grant made a deep 3 with the shot clock running out to go up five with 1:16 left. Grant added a jumper around a ball screen then blocked a shot which the Bulldogs recovered with 20 seconds left.

The Wildcats (2-5) led 39-29 behind 14 points from Jayden Martinez but lost their fifth straight.

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Townes finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds with Joe Kasperzyk adding 14 points for Bryant.

Martinez finished with 15 points, Jordan Reed 13 and Nick Guadarrama 11 for UNH.

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