Scores

Final

McNeese State 71

(2-5, 0-6 away)

Rhode Island 76

(6-2, 6-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, November 26, 2013

Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

1 2 T
MCNS 26 4571
URI 37 3976

Top Performers

McNeese State: K. Hardy 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

Rhode Island: X. Munford 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Rhode Island defeats McNeese State 76-71

Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Xavier Munford scored 26 points and made a game-high six 3-pointers Tuesday night to lead Rhode Island to a 76-71 victory over McNeese State.

Munford had 13 points in the first half and has scored in double figures in seven of eight games.

Rhode Island (6-2) led by 21 points after a 3-point shot by Jarelle Reischel with 12:45 remaining. McNeese State erased the lead to close within three points at 72-69 with 20 seconds remaining. Reischel and Gilvydas Biruta each made two free throws in the closing seconds to give the Rams their third-straight win.

Biruta scored 17 points and Reischel added 11. Rhode Island had a season-high 16 assists, Biggie Minnis led with eight.

Kevin Hardy was 11 of 27 from the floor and scored a career-high 24 points to lead McNeese State (2-5).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
URI
Points 71 76
FG Made-Attempted 31-63 (.492) 22-49 (.449)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 10-23 (.435)
FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 22-24 (.917)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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