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Bryant Bulldogs: America East Accolades and Conference Tournament Preview.

Three Bryant Players earn All-America East honors.

Sherif Gross-Bullock named Newcomer of the Year.

It's never about the induvial awards, but it's nice to see players of the team get noticed. In their first season in the America East, Bryant collected four awards to cap off regular season play. Sherif Gross Bullock was named the America East Newcomer of the Year as well as All-America East First Team. Charles Pride and Earl Timberlake received Second Team honors.

SGB led the conference in points per game (17.6), while also being ranked eighth in field goal percentage, second in three-point field goal percentage, third in three-point field goals per game and ninth in assists per game. Sherif was a scoring machine all season long, collecting 11 20-point games and scoring a career-high 39 points.

Pride picked up his second straight all-conference honor after finishing the regular season with 14.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg. Pride scored 20+ points six times this year. Timberlake recorded a team-high nine double-doubles, tied for the second-most in the America East. Both players were top ten in the conference in scoring.

Bryant fell to the 6th seed after back-to-back losses, drawing New Hampshire in the first round of the America East Tournament.

The Bulldogs were No. this preseason, only behind the Vermont Catamounts. UVM kept up their end of the prediction, while the Bulldog on the other end have experienced some growing pains in the new conference.

After losing four out of their last five, the Bulldogs drew the 6th seed in the AE tourney. It'll be an uphill battle, but that's something the Dawgs have experienced in the past.

By the numbers, the Bulldogs look like a team that could (and should) take names this week. On the season, Bryant averaged 80 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. The New Hampshire Wildcats are averaging 66.5 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 43.3 percent shooting.

The Bulldogs are coming into the tournament with very little momentum, however, they've already have beaten New Hampshire twice this season. Can they do it again? They currently are three point favorites against the Wildcats, and they obviously can't make a run without winning the first one. However, this is March. Crazier things have happened.


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