Scores

Final

Saint Louis 59

(14-2, 1-0 A 10)

Rhode Island 58

(9-7, 0-1 A 10)

    Coverage: CBSSN

    7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2014

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    SLU 27 3259
    URI 19 3958

    Top Performers

    Saint Louis: J. Jett 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rhode Island: X. Munford 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Saint Louis battles past Rhode Island 59-58

    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Jordair Jett poured in a career-high 31 points, but St. Louis had to sweat out a pair of his missed free throws with 1 second remaining to edge past Rhode Island in a conference opener Tuesday night.

    The Billikens (14-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) are riding an eight-game winning streak and beat Rhode Island (9-7, 0-1) for the first time in five tries.

    Jett hadn't scored more than 17 this season, 19 career, but went off on 10-of-18 field-goal shooting, 2-for-2 on 3-pointers. He extended an early lead to 33-21 after halftime. The Rams battled into a tie at 41 and the last 10 minutes were a tug-of-war with five ties and five lead changes.

    Xavier Munford, 16 points, put Rhode Island up 58-57 with 17 seconds remaining. Jett sank a pair at 7 seconds, but missed twice from the line at 1 second. Rhode Island called time but couldn't score.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SLU
    URI
    Points 59 58
    FG Made-Attempted 21-58 (.362) 19-48 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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