UNC-Asheville vs Rhode Island

Rhode Island defeats UNC Asheville 73-56

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Xavier Munford had 14 points and seven rebounds as Rhode Island defeated UNC Asheville 73-56 Monday night in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament.

Minnis Biggie scored 14 off the bench for the Rams (5-2) and Biruta Gilvydas added 13.

Jaron Lane and Andrew Rowsey scored 17 apiece for UNC Asheville (1-5).

The teams were tied 33 at the half as UNC Asheville shot 50 percent from the field including 4-of-9 from 3. The Rams used a 20-11 run in the first 10 minutes of the second half to take a 53-42 lead. The Rams led by double-digits the rest of the game, building a 21-point lead at one point.

The Rams held UNC Asheville to 39 percent shooting in the second half and outrebounded the Bulldogs 37-21 for the game. Rhode Island's reserves also helped, outscoring the Bulldogs bench 29-10.

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NC-Asheville (1-5)332356
Rhode Island (5-2) «334073

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