URI Rams Get First Win By Beating Hofstra in Legends Classic at the Ryan Center

Rhode Island defeats Hofstra 85-73

      KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) – Jonathan Holton had 20 points to pace four
double-figure scorers for Rhode Island, which secured its first win
85-73 over Hofstra on Friday.

      Nikola Malesevic added 18 points, Jamal Wilson 15 and Orion
Outerbridge 11 for the Rams (1-3), who shot 56.1 percent (32 of 57)
from the field in their first round win in the TicketCity Legends
Classic subregional they are hosting.

      The Pride shot 46.2 percent (24 of 52) from the floor.

      Holton scored 14 of his game total in Rhode Island's opening
25-7 run, as the Rams led nearly the entire way and all of the
second half. Rhode Island led 45-39 at halftime and outscored the
Pride 40-34 in the second half to seal the win.

      The Rams also scored 23 points off 17 Hofstra turnovers.
      Mike Moore led Hofstra (2-3) with 25 points and Nathaniel Lester
added 22.

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