Norfolk State vs Rhode Island

Norfolk St. 67, Rhode Island 55

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - 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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Norfolk State Spartans
R. Johnson, F334-92-340410
B. Goode, C246-91-2131513
P. Williams, G363-85-553312
M. Hawkins, G223-81-21048
K. Brown, G150-10-00010
J. Fuentes314-112-375111
R. Gaston163-51-37027
K. Lila-St. Rose71-30-01003
A. Rogers60-10-02010
Z. Estime51-10-00043
J. Weathers50-00-00000
Totals 25-5612-184292567
 44.6%66.7% 
Rhode Island Rams
N. Malesevic, F337-159-1291526
R. Brooks, F240-10-08010
A. Malone, G363-116-740313
M. Powell, G361-42-53314
X. Munford, G323-190-03128
T. Buchanan120-00-01120
M. Aaman111-22-64014
A. Bigby100-10-01010
J. Hare60-00-00030
Totals 15-5319-303961955
 28.3%63.3% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central16-025-8127
Norfolk St.12-420-14167
Md.-E. Shore11-518-15195
Howard10-616-16254
Delaware St.9-718-18205
Hampton8-817-18251
Beth.-Cook.7-911-21344
S.C. State7-911-22320
N.C. A&T6-109-23340
Coppin St.6-108-23311
Savannah St.5-119-22331
Morgan St.5-117-24337
Florida A&M2-142-27350

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Davidson14-424-835
Dayton13-527-932
Rhode Island13-523-1066
VCU12-626-1015
Richmond12-621-1456
Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
UMass10-817-1581
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
Duquesne6-1212-19223
Fordham4-1410-21238
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272
 
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LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
CONN 66
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final
UCLA 86