Brett Bisping scores 24 to lead Siena past Bryant 78-59

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) Brett Bisping scored a career-high 24 points and Nico Clareth added 16 to help Siena cruise to a 78-59 win over Bryant on Saturday night.

Bisping made 8 of 14 field goals, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and Clareth made 7 of 10. Marquis Wright finished with 14 points.

Siena (2-2) used a 14-2 run to open up a 22-8 lead with 11 minutes left in the first half, and a 12-0 spurt that bridged the halves - and was capped by five straight from Bisping - put the Saints up 45-23 with 18:21 to play.

A 3-pointer by Shane McLaughlin followed by seven consecutive points from Bosko Kostur trimmed Bryant's deficit to 59-50 with 7:18 remaining but Siena scored 11 of the next 15 to pull away for good.

Hunter Ware scored 17, Dan Garvin had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Kostur added 12 points for the Bulldogs (2-2).

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