Recap - Saint Joseph's Defeats Rhode Island 57-54

Recap - Saint Joseph's Defeats Rhode Island 57-54

Ronald Roberts, Jr. scored 18 points leading Saint Joseph's to a 57-54 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Wednesday.

Bettors who backed Saint Joseph's were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 4.5.

Saint Joseph's got 12 points from Halil Kanacevic and another 12 points from DeAndre Bembry. Halil Kanacevic contributed 4 assists, while Halil Kanacevic cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Rhode Island got 17 points from E.C. Matthews in a losing cause and another 10 points from Gilvydas Biruta. Xavier Munford contributed 5 assists for them, while Gilvydas Biruta had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Rhode Island were victorious, as the score was 33-25 at the break.

Rhode Island had a 35-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.