The URI Rams snapped Southern Mississippi's 38-game non-conference and 19 game overall home win streaks and earned its first true road victory of the season, cruising to a 75-43 victory in Hattiesburg.
The Rams never trailed on the night, jumping out to a 10 point lead with 8:30 to play in the first half (20-10), forcing a Southern Miss 30-second timeout. But Rhody kept pushing and closed the half on a 15-7 push, taking a 35-17 lead at the break.
Southern Miss got as close as 12 points (39-27) with 16:29 left in regulation, but the Rams went a 14-4 run, pushing it back to a 22-point edge (53-31, 10:57). URI extended it to a 32-point edge late in the contest on a Matthew Butler 3-pointer.
Inside the Box Score and Beyond
Stat of the Game
36 - Rhode Island scored 36 of its 75 points in the paint. In the first half, 22 of the Rams' 35 points came from the post.
The Rams head to the Dunkin Donuts Center to take on Providence in the 125th meeting all-time between the Rams and Friars. Tipoff time is at 7 p.m. at the game can be seen live locally on OSN (Cox ch. 5/1005 HD).
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