Recap - Rhode Island Defeats Fordham 77-65
|Recap - Rhode Island Defeats Fordham 77-65|
Rhode Island got 21 points from Xavier Munford as they ran past Fordham 77-65 on Wednesday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.
Bettors who backed Rhode Island were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 9 at sportsbooks.
E.C. Matthews had 21 points for Rhode Island and T.J. Buchanan chipped in with 14 points. T.J. Buchanan had 7 assists for them, while Hassan Martin was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
Fordham got 22 points from Branden Frazier in a losing cause and another 11 points from Mandell Thomas. Branden Frazier contributed 7 assists for them, while Ryan Canty had 7 rebounds.
Rhode Island trailed at halftime, 33-31.
The rebound battle favored Rhode Island as they grabbed 48 boards, while Fordham only had 38.