Rhode Island outscored Georgia Tech 43-35 in the second half and closed on an 8-2 push under the final minute of play, but fell, 64-61 to Georgia Tech in the fifth place game at the Orlando Classic.
The Rams led 16-12 with 9:41 left in the first half after a T.J. Buchanan jumper. But the Yellow Jackets would close the half on a 17-2 run, taking a 29-18 lead into the break. URI committed 13 first half turnovers, translating into 14 GT points.
Tech would lead by as many as 14 in the game, but Rhody shot 53.8% from the floor to chip away at the deficit. E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin each had 10 points in the second frame.
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Stat of the Day
34 - Rhode Island scored 34 of its 61 points in the paint.
The Rams travel to Southern Miss on Saturday, Dec. 6. Game time in Hattiesburg is set for 8 p.m. ET.
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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