SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Juan Cardenas scored 13 points with 15 rebounds and Bryant used the second half to pull away from Merrimack for a 61-52 win on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs have won four straight at home. Merrimack led 29-28 at halftime and used an 8-0 run -- aided by back-to-back 3-pointers by Mikey Watkins -- to start the second half. But Bryant went on a 14-0 run over a 6-1/2 minute stretch for a 46-42 advantage and never trailed again.
Bryant plays St. Francis (NY) on the road on Friday. Merrimack matches up against Sacred Heart at home on Friday.
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