Recap - Rhode Island Defeats Auburn 78-72
|Recap - Rhode Island Defeats Auburn 78-72|
Xavier Munford went off for 33 points and added 5 rebounds leading Rhode Island to a 78-72 win over Auburn on Sunday at Auburn Arena.
Rhode Island won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9-point spread as underdogs.
Nikola Malesevic had 19 points for Rhode Island and Andre Malone chipped in with 13 points. Mike Powell had 6 assists for them, while Jordan Hare was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Auburn got a 19-point performance from Jordan Price, who was supported by 13 points from Noel Johnson. Josh Wallace had 7 assists in a losing cause for Auburn, while Rob Chubb grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Auburn were victorious, as the score was 37-32 at the break.
Rhode Island won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-37.