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NCAA Game Summary - Rhode Island at Detroit



(Sunday, December 8)

Final Score: Detroit 70, Rhode Island 68

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Juwan Howard, Jr. finished with 17 points and eight rebounds as the Detroit Titans held off the Rhode Island Rams to a 70-68 decision in a non-conference tilt at Calihan Hall.

Evan Bruinsma chipped in 15 points for Detroit (5-5) as it climbed back to the .500 mark. Matthew Grant gave the Titans a spark off the bench with 11 points.

Xavier Munford led the Rams (6-5) with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. Gilvydas Biruta registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards. E.C. Matthews added 12 points for URI.

The Rams shot 44.8 percent from the field and outrebounded the hosts, 32-18, in the first half. Detroit went into halftime trailing, 32-27, after it was limited to 36.4 percent shooting from the floor including a 1-of-8 clip from behind the 3-point line in the opening period.

The Titans heated up to knock down 51.7 percent of their field goal attempts and converted 13-of-15 shots at the free-throw line in the second half. URI hit on 48.3 percent of its shots from the floor after halftime. Grant made a pair of attempts at the charity stripe with 1:13 left in regulation to give Detroit a 69-65 lead. The Rams narrowed the deficit to one point as Matthews hit a jumper and Biruta made a free throw. Bruinsma made 1-of-2 at the free- throw line to make it a two-point game before URI's Biggie Minnis missed a jumper as time expired.

Detroit outscored the Rams, 46-34, in the paint and also, 16-7, in second chance points in the contest.

12/08 16:55:57 ET

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Final
DUR 4
NOR 9
 
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Final
DET 2
CWS 1
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CHC 4
SDP 5
Final
PIT 6
MIL 3
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WAS 7
PHI 2
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TOR 7
ATL 8
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BOS 3
BAL 2
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NYM 4
MIA 1
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TAM 4
NYY 5
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MIN 3
CLE 2
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HOU 3
ANA 6
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KAN 6
OAK 4
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STL 6
CIN 1
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LOS 7
COL 3
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SEA 1
TEX 3
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ARI 9
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CLE
 
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NYI 3
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CAL 1
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NOR 9
 
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