Rhode Island vs Auburn

Rhode Island 78, Auburn 72

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Rhode Island guard Xavier Munford scored 33 points to lead the Rams to a 79-72, double-overtime victory on the road at Auburn Sunday afternoon.

Munford's desperation 3 at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime kept the Rams alive and forced another overtime period. The Rams outscored the Tigers 13-6 in the game's second overtime to earn the victory.

Senior forward Nikola Malesevic scored 19 points for Rhode Island, and former Auburn player Andre Malone recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Rams.

The win marks Rhode Island's first victory of the season, lifting the Rams' record to 1-5. With the loss, Auburn drops to 2-4 on the year.

Freshman guard Jordan Price led the Tigers with 19 points off of the bench, shooting 5 of 8 from 3-point range in the losing effort. Forward Noel Johnson added 13 points for the Tigers.

Auburn led, 65-61, with 29 seconds to play in the first overtime period before Munford led the Rams on a comeback effort in the waning moments. Munford's jump shot cut the lead to two with 23 seconds to play. Johnson hit one free throw for the Tigers moments later but missed a second, giving Munford and the Rams a chance to tie the game with 11 seconds remaining.

Munford's 3-point shot at the buzzer tied the game at 66, and the Rams went on to control the pace and win in the second overtime.

The Tigers led for most of the contest, holding a 37-32 lead at halftime. The Rams took their first lead of the game on a Malesevic lay-in with just 4:31 to play in regulation.

A 10-2 Auburn run gave the Tigers a 22-11 lead with 11:49 to play in the half, but the Rams settled in to cut the lead to five points by halftime before making their second-half surge.

Rhode Island's defense held Auburn senior guard Frankie Sullivan to just seven points in 45 minutes of playing time. Sullivan entered the game averaging 20.6 points per game this season.

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Rhode Island Rams
J. Hare, F321-23-69105
R. Brooks, F120-20-02110
M. Powell, G472-91-23625
X. Munford, G4411-243-551233
A. Malone, G424-92-283413
N. Malesevic447-153-461119
M. Aaman131-41-23013
T. Buchanan130-00-00110
A. Bigby30-00-00010
Totals 26-6513-2139141378
 40%61.9% 
Auburn Tigers
N. Johnson, F394-61-231313
A. Payne, F364-110-05049
R. Chubb, C283-80-09146
F. Sullivan, G453-140-03637
B. Greene Jr., G133-32-20208
J. Wallace351-30-07722
J. Price217-110-112119
A. Dixon-Tatum172-30-03014
S. Johnson121-22-22204
S. Adamu40-10-00000
Totals 28-625-737211872
 45.2%71.4% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Davidson0-02-0152
George Mason0-03-1115
Saint Louis0-03-188
Duquesne0-02-1220
Geo. Wash.0-02-1146
Rhode Island0-02-1213
Saint Josephs0-02-1112
UMass0-02-1152
La Salle0-03-2114
Dayton0-02-2105
VCU0-02-2267
St. Bona.0-01-1341
Fordham0-01-3141
Richmond0-00-2340

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Alabama0-03-022
Arkansas0-03-037
Florida0-03-0210
Georgia0-03-0152
Ole Miss0-03-01
LSU0-02-0110
Miss. State0-02-0252
Tennessee0-02-012
Texas A&M0-02-012
S. Carolina0-04-1237
Auburn0-03-187
Kentucky0-03-125
Missouri0-02-117
Vanderbilt0-02-2255
 
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