Braxton, King spark St. Francis in OT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Keith Braxton and Jamaal King each scored a career-high 29 points and St. Francis of Pennsylvania beat Bryant 86-82 in overtime Sunday.

Braxton hit a 3-pointer and King added a layup for an 84-79 lead in overtime.

Taylor McHugh answered with a basket with 2:12 left but both teams went scoreless before Adam Grant made a free throw with 12 seconds remaining. He missed the second free throw and a jump ball resulted with possession going to St. Francis (7-6, 1-1 Northeast). Andre Wolford finished the scoring with two free throws for the Red Flash and Grant missed a 3-pointer.

St. Francis trailed by nine with 9¢ minutes left in regulation before going ahead with two minutes to go. Grant hit a long 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to force overtime

Braxton, who made five 3-pointers, had 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Wolford, with four 3-pointers, scored 18.

Bosko Kostur made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points with 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (1-14, 0-2). Sabastian Townes added 22 points. Ikenna Ndugba had 12 assists and nine rebounds.

ST. FRANCIS (PA.) (7-6): Kuzavas 2-6 0-0 4, Meredith 0-3 0-0 0, Wolford 6-11 2-2 18, King 12-21 2-2 29, Braxton 11-15 2-3 29, Flagg 1-2 0-0 2, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Vallien 0-1 0-0 0, Harmon 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 33-63 8-9 86.

BRYANT (1-14): Townes 10-16 2-4 22, Carroll 1-3 0-0 3, McHugh 4-7 0-0 11, Grant 4-17 1-2 11, Ndugba 3-10 1-2 7, Riley 1-3 0-0 3, Urmilevicius 0-0 0-0 0, Layman 0-0 0-0 0, Ware 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Kostur 9-15 0-1 23. Totals 33-72 4-9 82.

Halftime–Bryant 36-29. End Of Regulation–Tied 77. 3-Point Goals–St. Francis (Pa.) 12-22 (Braxton 5-6, Wolford 4-7, King 3-5, Vallien 0-1, Harmon 0-1, Meredith 0-2), Bryant 12-40 (Kostur 5-10, McHugh 3-6, Grant 2-12, Carroll 1-3, Riley 1-3, Townes 0-1, Ndugba 0-5). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–St. Francis (Pa.) 31 (Braxton 11), Bryant 35 (Kostur 10). Assists–St. Francis (Pa.) 17 (Braxton 8), Bryant 24 (Ndugba 12). Total Fouls–St. Francis (Pa.) 11, Bryant 14. A–416 (2,700).

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