Scores

Final

Wagner 63

(6-1, 3-1 away)

Rhode Island 61

(5-3, 4-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    WAG 23 4063
    URI 23 3861

    Top Performers

    Wagner: M. Porter 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Rhode Island: J. Wise 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Wagner 63, Rhode Island 61

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Mark Porter matched a career-high with 22 points as Wagner held off Rhode Island for a 63-61 win Saturday.

    Wagner (6-1) led by nine points with less than two minutes to play, but Rhode Island's Dawan Robinson closed the gap by scoring seven of his 12 points.

    Jamaal Wise hit a pair of free throws to pull Rhode Island within 61-60 with 17 seconds left.

    After DeEarnest McLemore made two free throws to extend Wagner's lead to 63-60, Jimmy Baron missed two three-pointers in the final four seconds that would have tied or won the game for Rhode Island. The last one was a desperation heave from beyond mid-court.

    McLemore scored five of his nine points from the foul line. Wise led Rhode Island (5-3) with 15 points.

    Porter scored off a Rhode Island turnover to give Wagner a 48-46 lead with 7:51 left, and they led the rest of the way.

    In the first half, Wagner held Rhode Island without a field goal for a stretch of more than nine minutes, but the game was tied 23-23 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WAG
    URI
    Points 63 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 18-54 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 2-15 (.133)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 4

    2005-06 Season

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