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Bryant dumps Central Connecticut State 85-80 in OT

- Associated Press - Saturday, February 12, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - Cecil Gresham had 27 points and Bryant scored the final nine points in overtime to defeat Central Connecticut State 85-80 on Saturday.

Frankie Dobbs added 19 for the Bulldogs (9-17, 7-7 Northeast Conference), who snapped the Blue Devils' seven-game winning streak four days after losing to them 71-55.

Central Connecticut State (17-8, 10-4) led 80-76 before Dobbs hit a 3-pointer and Gresham followed with a jumper to give Bryant an 81-80 lead with 58 seconds left.

Dobbs hit three free throws and Gresham, who had seven assists, made another one to seal the win as the Blue Devils were 0 for 4 from the floor and 0 for 2 from the line in the final 2:10.

Corey Maynard had 16 points and Alex Francis had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Bryant.

Ken Horton had 27 points and 16 rebounds, Shemik Thompson scored 17 points and Robby Ptacek added 10 for Central Connecticut State.

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