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LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Earl Brown scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to help St. Francis (Pa.) hold off Bryant for a 75-68 win Thursday night.

Malik Harmon contributed 12 points, while Ollie Jackson and Greg Brown added 10 points apiece as St. Francis (11-9, 5-4 Northeast) shot 56 percent from the floor on 48 attempts to snap a three-game skid. Greg Brown sank four free throws and Harmon hit two in the final 35 seconds to clinch the win.

Leading by two at the break, SFU took its largest lead of the game with a bucket from Stephon Whyatt that made it 53-41 with 14:22 to go. Bryant (9-10, 6-3) responded with an 11-2 run and later cut the gap to 69-68 on Shane McLaughlin's 3-pointer with 1:06 left before St. Francis sealed it at the line.

Joe O'Shea led the Bulldogs with 21 points, Bosko Kostur had 18 and Dyami Starks 16.

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