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 (1-0) «254267
Rhode Island (0-1)302555

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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. A&T0-05-4138
Beth.-Cook.0-04-5323
Morgan St.0-04-6154
Hampton0-04-7308
N.C. Central0-04-8316
Md.-E. Shore0-03-8205
Savannah St.0-03-8223
Delaware St.0-02-9348
S.C. State0-02-9331
Howard0-01-10332
Florida A&M0-01-11241
Norfolk St.0-00-9292
Coppin St.0-00-10306

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Bona.0-07-273
Duquesne0-05-3309
Rhode Island0-05-323
Davidson0-04-3159
Geo. Wash.0-05-5161
George Mason0-05-5222
UMass0-05-5186
VCU0-05-5136
La Salle0-05-679
Dayton0-04-586
Fordham0-04-5283
Saint Josephs0-04-5215
Saint Louis0-04-5182
Richmond0-02-8264
 
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LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
UCONN 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