Rhode Island Downs McNeese State 76-71 - Match Report

Xavier Munford scored 26 points for Rhode Island on Tuesday, leading them to a 76-71 victory over McNeese State at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Rhode Island won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 18-point spread.

Rhode Island got 17 points from Gilvydas Biruta and another 13 points from T.J. Buchanan. Biggie Minnis contributed 8 assists, while Gilvydas Biruta cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

McNeese State got a 24-point performance from Kevin Hardy, who was supported by 12 points from Craig McFerrin. Kevin Hardy had 5 assists in a losing cause for McNeese State, while Kevin Hardy grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Rhode Island were victorious, as the score was 37-26 at the break.

Rhode Island had a 33-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.