Scores

Final

Norfolk State 67

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Rhode Island 55

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, November 9, 2012

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    NORF 25 4267
    URI 30 2555

    Top Performers

    Norfolk St: B. Goode 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Rhode Island: N. Malesevic 26 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Norfolk St. 67, Rhode Island 55

    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Jamel Fuentes came off the bench to score 10 of his 11 points in the second half as Norfolk State came back to defeat Rhode Island 67-55 Friday night in both teams' season opener.

    Fuentes, a junior guard, sank a 3-pointer just 4 seconds into the second half to cut the Spartans' deficit to 30-28.

    After the Rams came back to lead 47-42 with 9:23 remaining on a three-point play by Nikola Malesevic, Fuentes took charge. He made a three-point play of his own, then stole the ball and tied the game with a jumper. His layup with 8:57 to play put the Spartans in front 49-47, and they never relinquished the lead.

    Brandon Goode had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans, who went 26-10 last season and beat Missouri in the NCAA tournament before losing to Florida.

    Malesevic had 26 points and nine rebounds for Rhode Island.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NORF
    URI
    Points 67 55
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 15-53 (.283)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 19-30 (.633)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 8

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