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Rams Win In OT

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Rhody shot a season-high 55.1% from the floor - including 63.6% in the second half - to earn its first Atlantic 10 victory of the season, 82-80, at Saint Louis.  The Rams sealed the W by going 10-of-10 from the charity stripe during the extra period.  The victory extends URI's win streak over SLU to five games, dating back to the 2009-10 season.

Inside the Box Score and Beyond:
* Xavier Munford - the A-10's leading scorer - led Rhode Island with 24 points.  He was 8-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from the perimeter.

* Munford's 3-pointer with 1:05 left in regulation tied it at 65-65, forcing overtime at Chaifetz Arena.  It was one of several big shots by the Rams, in a game that saw 11 ties and 21 lead changes.

* The Rams connected several big perimeter shots during crunch time.  Prior  to the game-tying Munford shot, Mike Powell knocked down a triple from the far deep corner as the shot clock wore down, making it 62-62 with 1:46 remaining.  Powell finished with nine points and four assists.

* In overtime, after SLU took a 74-71 lead with 1:47 left, Nikola Malesevic drained a deep trey from the top of the key.  He finished with 14 points, five assists, and three blocked shots.

* The Rams' bench was efficient and provided a real spark in the win.  Alwayne Bigby, T.J. Buchanan, and Ryan Brooks combined for 11 points, eight rebounds, an assist and three steals.  The trio shot 5-of-6 from the field.

* Jordan Hare narrowly missed his first collegiate double-double, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds to go along with three blocked shots.

* The Rams tied their season high in team assists, with 17.  Rhody also had 17 dimes against SMU on Dec. 15.  

What's Next:
The Rams host George Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

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