Southern Methodist vs Rhode Island Recap - Rhode Island Wins 72-50

The battle between Rhode Island and Southern Methodist didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Southern Methodist was handed a 72-50 defeat on Saturday at Thomas Ryan Center.

Rhode Island won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs.

Rhode Island got 18 points from Mike Powell and another 15 points from Andre Malone. Xavier Munford contributed 5 assists, while Andre Malone cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Southern Methodist got 14 points from Ryan Manuel in a losing cause and another 14 points from Jalen Jones. Nick Russell contributed 4 assists for them, while Jalen Jones had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Rhode Island were victorious, as the score was 29-27 at the break.

Southern Methodist won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-23.