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Recap - Rhode Island Defeats Dayton 75-72

Rhode Island grabbed a 75-72 win over Dayton on Wednesday, behind an 18-point effort from Xavier Munford at Thomas Ryan Center.

Bettors who backed Rhode Island were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4.5 at sportsbooks.

Rhode Island got 13 points from Nikola Malesevic and another 11 points from Mike Aaman. Nikola Malesevic contributed 7 assists, while Nikola Malesevic cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Dayton got a 15-point performance from Kevin Dillard, who was supported by 15 points from Dyshawn Pierre. Kevin Dillard had 5 assists in a losing cause for Dayton, while Dyshawn Pierre grabbed 10 rebounds.

Rhode Island hit the break leading 32-31 before taking care of business in the second half.

Dayton had a 38-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.