Rhode Island dropped its first game of the 2014-15 season, 76-60, to #11/12 Kansas in the first round of the Orlando Classic.
The Rams fell behind early, after starters Biggie Minnis and Hassan Martin were whistled for two fouls apiece in the first five minutes of play. Coming into the contest, the Rams led the nation in 3-point FG defense, but the Jayhawks connected on 7-of-14 from the perimeter and led 43-25 at the break.
Rhody got as close as 13 with 7:00 to play and outscored Kansas, 35-33 in the final 20 minutes of play.
Inside the Box Score and Beyond
Stat of the Day
11 - Rhode Island committed a season-low 11 turnovers.
The Rams take on Santa Clara tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 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 at 2 p.m.
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