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La Salle 73

(8-15, 4-8 A 10)

Rhode Island 63

(4-18, 2-9 A 10)

    7:30 PM ET, February 15, 2005

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    LAS 37 3673
    URI 29 3463

    Top Performers

    La Salle: S. Smith 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rhode Island: P. Bitee 18 Pts, 1 Reb

    La Salle 73, Rhode Island 63

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Steven Smith had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead La Salle to a 73-63 win over Rhode Island on Tuesday.

    Smith scored a basket with 6:01 to play to give La Salle a 63-51 lead. After Parfait Bitee hit two straight 3-pointers for Rhode Island, Smith hit a long jumper with 3:49 left to increase La Salle's lead to 65-57.

    Bitee led Rhode Island (4-18, 2-9 Atlantic 10) with a career-high 18 points. Jon Lucky added 13 for the Rams.

    Jermaine Thomas scored 18 points and Darnell Harris added 15 for La Salle (8-15, 4-8), all in the first half, and Richard Cunningham added 12 points and six assists.

    It was La Salle's first ever win at Rhode Island and its third Atlantic 10 road win, the most in school history.

    La Salle hit 7 of 13 3-pointers in the first half, with Harris hitting four of those attempts. The Explorers led 37-29 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    URI
    Points 73 63
    FG Made-Attempted 25-48 (.521) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 0

    2004-05 Season

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