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Rhode Island Defeats Dayton 88-76 - Recap

Dayton was scorched by Xavier Munford for 27 points as Rhode Island defeated them 88-76 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Bettors who backed Rhode Island were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4 at sportsbooks.

Rhode Island got 20 points from E.C. Matthews and another 15 points from Gilvydas Biruta. T.J. Buchanan contributed 6 assists, while E.C. Matthews cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Dayton got a 17-point performance from Dyshawn Pierre, who was supported by 16 points from Devin Oliver. Scoochie Smith had 3 assists in a losing cause for Dayton, while Devin Oliver grabbed 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Rhode Island were victorious, as the score was 39-31 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Rhode Island as they grabbed 34 boards, while Dayton only had 23.