Rhode Island's stifling defense held Santa Clara scoreless for close to 10 minutes to start the second half as the Rams' cruised to a 66-44 victory on Saturday in the second game of the Orlando Classic.
As good as the Rams' D was, Rhody also put forth a great shooting effort on the offensive side of the floor. URI connected on 53.2% (25-47) for the game, including close to 60% in the first half.
After holding a 35-27 lead at the break, Rhode Island broke it open with 14 unanswered points. All 13 players saw action on the afternoon and 10 scored.
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Stat of the Day
8 - Rhode Island connected on a season-best eight 3-pointers. E.C. Matthews made five. Jared Terrell made two, and Matthew Butler hit one.
The Rams take on Georgia Tech on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
The Rhody Sports Network will also carry this - and every game - live on B101 (101.5 FM), with Steve McDonald and Don Kaull. The pre-game show begins 30 minutes before tipoff.
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