URI Uses Big Second Half To Beat Fordham

Rhode Island's big 2nd half beats Fordham 72-52

      KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) – Nikola Malesevic scored 16 of his 20
points in the second half as Rhode Island broke open a close game
to defeat Fordham 72-52 on Wednesday night.
      Trailing 28-25 at the break, Rhode Island (14-8, 5-3 Atlantic 10
Conference) outscored Fordham 47-24 in the second half.
      Delroy James added 17 points and Marquis Jones 16 for Rhode
Island, which has won five of its last seven games while Fordham
(6-14, 0-8) has lost 10 in a row.
      In the battle of the “Rams,” Rhode Island opened the second
half on a 26-8 run.
      Fordham, which was scoreless the first 5 minutes of the second
half, pulled within nine with 6:51 left, but could get no closer.
      Rhode Island hit 6 of 9 3-pointers in the second half after
going 1 of 13 in the first.
      Alberto Estwick and Chris Gaston scored 18 points apiece for
Fordham, which shot 29.1 percent from the field (16 of 55) for the
game.
      
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