2017-18 Bryant Men's Basketball News

  • Grasso completes staff with hiring of Chris Cole, Eamonn Mahar
    June 06, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso has completed his staff for the 2018-19 season with the hiring of assistant coach Chris Cole and director of basketball operations Eamonn Mahar.
  • Phil Martelli, Jr. added to Bryant staff as assistant coach
    April 23, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso has added Phil Martelli, Jr. to his staff as an assistant coach.
  • Grasso signs Juan Cardenas to 2018 class
    April 19, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso has announced the signing of Juan Cardenas (Medellin, Colombia) for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
  • Brock Erickson joins Bryant staff as associate head coach
    April 18, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso has announced the hiring of Brock Erickson as the Bulldogs’ new associate head coach.
  • Grasso to appear Saturday on WEEI Providence, The Bossman Show
    April 13, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men's basketball coach Jared Grasso will appear Saturday on WEEI Providence and The Bossman Show to discuss his hiring as the new head coach of the Bulldog program.
  • Bulldogs put 49 on NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
    April 12, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University student-athletes enjoyed an outstanding 2017-18 Winter Season as 49 were named to the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll, including 8 who were named to the NEC's Commissioner's Honor Roll.
  • Grasso adds Joe Kasperzyk to 2018 signing class
    April 12, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s basketball coach Jared Grasso has signed Joe Kasperzyk (New Haven, Conn.) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season.
  • Pair of Bryant teams honored with NEC Team Sportsmanship Awards
    April 11, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – The Bryant University women’s swimming and diving and men’s basketball teams were honored with Northeast Conference Team Sportsmanship Awards for the 2017-18 season, as announced Wednesday by the NEC office.
  • Grasso to appear Tuesday on myRITV and FOX Providence's Dan Yorke State of Mind
    April 10, 2018
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Bryant University head men's basketball coach Jared Grasso will appear Tuesday evening on "Dan Yorke State of Mind" to discuss his hiring as the Bulldogs' new head coach and the future of the Bryant program.
  • Jared Grasso press conference: Media reaction
    April 03, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Jared Grasso was announced Monday as the eighth head coach in the history of the Bryant University men's basketball program. Below is a collection of interviews and stories covering Grasso's hiring.
  • Bryant Athletics announces Jared Grasso as next men's basketball head coach
    April 02, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley and Director of Athletics Bill Smith announced the hiring of Jared Grasso as the next head coach of the Bulldog men's basketball program at a press conference Monday morning at the George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology. 
  • Bryant Athletics to announce next men's basketball head coach Monday
    March 31, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University Department of Athletics will announce the eighth head coach of the Bryant men’s basketball program in a press conference Monday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in the George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology.
  • Happy Dobbs named interim head coach
    February 28, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Athletics Bill Smith has appointed Frank “Happy” Dobbs as the interim head coach of the Bryant University men’s basketball program.
  • Grant earns NEC third-team all-conference selection
    February 27, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University men’s basketball sophomore Adam Grant (Franklin, Va.) has been named a Northeast Conference third-team all-conference selection, as announced Tuesday by the NEC office.
  • Riley scores career-high 25 in final collegiate game, but Bryant held off at FDU, 87-83
    February 24, 2018
    HACKENSACK, N.J. – Senior Gus Riley (Nelson, New Zealand) scored a career-high 25 points in his final collegiate game, but a late push gave Fairleigh Dickinson an 87-83 win over Bryant in Saturday’s season finale at the Rothman Center.
  • Bulldogs close out 2017-18 season Saturday at FDU
    February 23, 2018
    HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team closes out the 2017-18 season with a Saturday afternoon contest in New Jersey against Fairleigh Dickinson. Saturday's game will be the final game in the coaching career of Bryant head coach Tim O'Shea, who will retire following Saturday's game. O'Shea led the Bulldogs for 10 seasons and worked as a Division I coach for 34 years before announcing his retirement earlier this month.
  • Bryant falls to Sacred Heart, 94-84; Ware scores season-high on Senior Night
    February 22, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team scored a season-high 84 points, but the Bulldogs were unable to overcome an early three-point barrage in a 94-84 defeat to Sacred Heart Thursday night at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Bryant hosts Sacred Heart Thursday for Senior Night
    February 21, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team hosts Sacred Heart Thursday night for Senior Night at the Chace Athletic Center. The Bulldogs will celebrate the careers of seniors Bosko Kostur (Melbourne, Australia), Gus Riley (Nelson, New Zealand) and Hunter Ware (Powder Springs, Ga.) in a pregame ceremony before squaring off with the Pioneers in the final home game of 2017-18.
  • O'Shea to appear on Dan Yorke State of Mind Monday on myRITV and FOX Providence
    February 19, 2018
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Bryant University head men’s basketball coach Tim O’Shea will appear Monday evening on “Dan Yorke State of Mind” to discuss his coaching career and upcoming retirement.
  • Bryant defeated by Saint Francis U Saturday in Loretto
    February 17, 2018
    LORETTO, Pa. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team was defeated on the road at Saint Francis U, 89-56, Saturday in the back end of the Bulldogs’ western Pennsylvania trip.
  • Bryant closes out Pennsylvania trip with Saturday matinee at Saint Francis U
    February 16, 2018
    LORETTO, Pa. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team closes out its weekend trip to Pennsylvania with a Saturday afternoon game against Saint Francis U in Loretto.
  • Bryant downed by Robert Morris, 83-60
    February 15, 2018
    PITTSBURGH – Senior Bosko Kostur (Melbourne, Australia) had a team-high 16 points and senior Hunter Ware (Powder Springs, Ga.) added a season-high 12, but the Bryant University men’s basketball team dropped an 83-60 decision to Robert Morris Thursday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
  • Bryant battles with Robert Morris Thursday in Pittsburgh
    February 14, 2018
    PITTSBURGH – The Bryant University men’s basketball team travels to Pittsburgh for a Thursday night game against Robert Morris, to be played at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo Center.
  • O'Shea to appear on WEEI Providence, SB Nation Radio Saturday
    February 13, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head men's basketball coach Tim O'Shea will appear Saturday on WEEI Providence and SB Nation Radio to discuss his coaching career and upcoming retirement.
  • Carroll named NEC Rookie of the Week
    February 12, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University men’s basketball redshirt-freshman Brandon Carroll (Brewster, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending Feb. 11, as announced Monday by the NEC office.
  • Men's basketball head coach Tim O'Shea announces retirement
    February 11, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. --  Bryant University men’s basketball coach Tim O’Shea has announced that he will retire at the end of the current 2017-18 basketball season.  A formal announcement will be made by coach O’Shea, Monday afternoon at a 3 p.m. press conference in the Chace Athletic Center Bulldog Room. 
  • Bulldogs win thriller over Mount, 79-77, Saturday afternoon
    February 10, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Redshirt freshman Brandon Carroll (Brewster, N.Y.) scored 23 points and sophomore classmates Ikenna Ndugba (Boston, Mass.) and Tanner Johnson (Lexington, Ky.) each added 17 as the Bryant University men’s basketball team earned a thrilling 79-77 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Mount St. Mary's visits Bryant for Saturday contest
    February 09, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team plays its penultimate home game of the 2017-18 season Saturday when the Bulldogs host Mount St. Mary's at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Bryant downed by Wagner despite career night from Carroll
    February 08, 2018
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Redshirt-freshman Brandon Carroll (Brewster, N.Y.) tallied his first-career double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds, but the Bryant University men’s basketball team fell to Wagner, 96-76, Thursday evening at the Spiro Sports Center.
  • Bryant battles Wagner Thursday on CBS Sports Network
    February 07, 2018
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Bryant University men’s basketball team plays its first road game since Jan. 20 with a trip to Staten Island for a Thursday evening showdown with first-place Wagner. The 5 p.m. start will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
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