Bryant (6-2) won its fourth consecutive game, erasing a halftime deficit and opening the second half on a 23-11 run, led by 11 from Starks. Starks scored 17 in the second half and Francis 13 as Bryant shot 57.1 percent from the field in the half.
Yale (4-4) closed the gap to 57-55 on a Javier Duren layup with 6:48 left but Starks answered with a 3-pointer. Yale closed to within 64-59 with 3:59 left, but then went without a score for more than 3 minutes as Bryant pulled away.
Bryant hit 6 of 15 3-pointers while Yale made just 3 of 21 attempts.
Corey Maynard had 14 points and eight assists for Bryant.
Duren scored 17 points for Yale and Justin Sears added 10.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.