SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Dyami Starks scored 25 points and Bryant used a strong first half to pull away early to beat Binghamton 78-56 on Saturday.
Starks shot 9 of 14 from the floor, knocking down six 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (5-3), who have won five of their last six games. Alex Francis and Corey Maynard each scored 12 points. Maynard also had eight rebounds and five assists.
Starks went on a scoring spurt during the first half, making back-to-back 3-pointers then a jumper to give the Bulldogs a 21-7 lead with 12:12 left in the first half. Starks hit another 3-pointer with 1:39 remaining before halftime to give Bryant a 47-25 advantage.
The Bulldogs continued to build on their lead in the second half, pushing their margin to as many as 30 points.
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