Rhode Island vs Fordham

Frazier leads Fordham past Rhode Island 85-79

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NEW YORK (AP) Branden Frazier finished with 25 points leading Fordham over Rhode Island 85-79 on Saturday night.

Fordham (9-12, 2-6 Atlantic 10) led 72-62 with 6:19 left, but Rhode Island nearly erased the deficit with eight straight points.

Bryan Smith made two free throws to put Fordham up 74-70 before Xavier Munford scored on three consecutive URI possessions.

Fordham answered each Munford basket to go back up by four - the last coming on Frazier's stop-and-pop jumper, giving Fordham an 80-76 lead with 40 seconds to play.

URI failed to score its next trip and had to send Jon Severe to free-throw line. Severe made both to put Fordham up six.

Munford closed the gap to 82-79 on a 3 with 22 seconds left, but Frazier made two more free throws to secure the win.

E.C. Matthews had 20 points and Munford had 16 for URI (11-11, 2-5).

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Rhode Island (11-11)364379
Fordham (9-12) «374885

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UMass0-03-1153
Davidson0-02-115
Duquesne0-02-1218
Rhode Island0-02-117
Saint Josephs0-02-155
St. Bona.0-02-1327
George Mason0-03-2199
La Salle0-03-2123
VCU0-03-3237
Dayton0-02-2138
Geo. Wash.0-02-2233
Fordham0-01-3143
Richmond0-01-4239
 
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