Mark Lyons had 22 points, seven rebounds and 63, to open the regular season.

Dezmine Wells had 12 points while Kenny Frease added 10 for the Musketeers (1-0), who came into the season as the highest-ranked member of the Atlantic 10 Conference after losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season.

Kevin Thompson finished the game with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (0-1), who finished last season with a mark of 17-14.