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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% 
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Fordham4-119-17223
Saint Louis3-1211-17237
George Mason3-128-19215
 
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