Rhode Island vs Duquesne

Rhode Island 67, Duquesne 62

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nikola Malesevic scored 19 points and Rhode Island won its second straight since snapping a six-game skid, beating Duquesne 67-62 Saturday night.

The Rams (8-16, 3-8 Atlantic 10 Conference) avenged a 78-71 loss to the Dukes on Jan. 14. Malasevic was 8-of-13 shooting and 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Xavier Munford added 14 points and six assists.

Duquesne (8-17, 1-10), which had just snapped an 11-game losing streak Thursday against Temple, got 20 points and seven assists from Derrick Colter.

The Dukes jumped to an 11-4 lead, but a 13-4 Rhode Island run put the Rams up 26-23, and they led 33-28 at halftime.

Duquesne took back the lead 44-43 on Andre Marhold's layup with 11:37 left. The lead changed hands three more times, the last on Mike Powell's free throw make for the Rams with 1:22 left for a 59-58 lead.

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Rhode Island Rams
N. Malesevic, F278-130-070319
J. Hare, F224-51-25019
M. Powell, G363-122-43449
X. Munford, G313-117-746414
A. Malone, G301-94-41106
T. Buchanan233-30-04108
M. Aaman141-10-04012
A. Bigby140-00-04010
R. Brooks30-00-00110
Totals 23-5414-1737131567
 42.6%82.4% 
Duquesne Dukes
A. Marhold, F345-70-360210
Q. Winters, F263-70-17048
D. Colter, G326-156-857220
J. Jones, G304-120-021111
J. Jones, G263-80-24037
M. Binney172-30-01156
S. Johnson150-30-04000
K. Pantophlet140-20-01100
M. Datt60-00-00000
Totals 23-576-1434101762
 40.4%42.9% 
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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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