Bryant-Wagner: Bulldogs Win First Game of the Year in Nail-Biter

Jesse Kramer@Jesse_KramerCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2010

The Bryant Bulldogs (1-26, 1-14) won their first game of the season with a 53-51 victory at the Wagner Seahawks (4-24, 2-13) on Thursday night.  If Bryant was going to win a game this season, this was it.

Bryant led most of the game, but Wagner rallied to lead 51-50 with 1:30 left to play.  Bryant made a free throw with 23 seconds left to tie the game at 51. 

Wagner brought the ball up the court and missed a three-pointer that would have given the Seahawks the lead.  The Seahawks fought for the offensive rebound and kicked it back out for another three-pointer attempt—but it missed, and the ball went out of bounds.  Bryant regained possession with four seconds left.

Raphael Jordan was fouled on a drive with one second left.  Jordan had made all four of his free throws to that point in the game.  He stepped to the line and made both free throws, giving Bryant a 53-51 lead.  The Bulldogs would go on to win by the same score.

Vlad Kondratyev scored 14 points to lead the Bulldogs.  Kondratyev made all six of his field goals. 

This was Bryant's first win since beating NJIT at home on Feb. 17, 2009. This was Bryant's first road win since it beat Quinnipiac on Feb. 7, 2009.

For more college basketball, follow Jesse Kramer on Twitter by clicking here.

Related

    Report: NBA Draft Eligibility Rules May Change in 2021

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Report: NBA Draft Eligibility Rules May Change in 2021

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    The Most Known Unknowns of the Draft

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    The Most Known Unknowns of the Draft

    The Ringer
    via The Ringer

    Shaq Has Some Advice for Marvin Bagley III

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    Shaq Has Some Advice for Marvin Bagley III

    B/R Video
    via Bleacher Report

    5-Star Bassey Reclassifies, Commits to Western Kentucky

    College Basketball logo
    College Basketball

    5-Star Bassey Reclassifies, Commits to Western Kentucky

    Timothy Rapp
    via Bleacher Report