Scores

Final

Georgia State 60

(5-7, 1-4 away)

Rhode Island 65

(4-7, 3-3 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2012

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    GAST 24 3660
    URI 27 3865

    Top Performers

    Georgia St: R. Hunter 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rhode Island: N. Malesevic 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Rhode Island 65, Georgia St. 60

    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Nikola Malesevic scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Rhode Island held off a late rally by Georgia State in a 65-60 victory on Saturday.

    Xavier Munford finished with 17 points for the Rams (4-7), who won their second straight game.

    Rhode Island took a 57-47 lead with 5:20 remaining in the second half on Mike Powell's 3-pointer. The Panthers responded with a 10-2 run, capped by Rashaad Richardson's layup to cut the deficit to two points with 2:25 left.

    Mike Powell answered with a jumper and Ryan Brooks made a free throw to give the Rams a 62-57 lead with 1:47 remaining. Georgia State trimmed the margin to two points again after Manny Atkins' three-point play, but the Panthers (5-7) were unable to pull closer.

    R.J. Hunter finished with 23 points for Georgia State, which has lost three consecutive contests. Atkins and Devonta White each had 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    URI
    Points 60 65
    FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 21-47 (.447)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 10

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