SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Dyami Starks scored 30 points and Bryant used a big second-half run to defeat Vermont 87-64 on Saturday night.
Starks, a junior guard, scored 35 points in each of Bryant's previous two games.
The Bulldogs (2-1) were up 37-32 at halftime. The Catamounts (1-2) got as close as four early in the second half and were down 52-47 with 14:15 remaining when Bryant went on a 16-1 run. That left the Bulldogs ahead 68-48 with 9:03 left, and the Catamounts wouldn't get closer than 17 after that. Alex Francis had six points and Starks five during the run.