KINGSTON, R.I. -- Akeem Richmond scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half to lead Rhode Island to a 73-65 comeback victory over Lafayette on Wednesday night.
The Rams (8-4) trailed 37-31 at halftime and 40-32 with 17 minutes left in the second half, but two 3-pointers from Richmond and another from Marquis Jones cut Rhode Island's deficit to 42-41 with 14:10 to go.
Nikola Malesevic hit a 3 with 2:13 left to break a 62-62 tie as the Rams scored the final eight points of the game.
Malesevic finished with 15 points, Jones added 14 and Richmond was 7 of 11 from 3-point range (63.6 percent).
The Leopards (4-8) were 9 for 25 from the floor in the second half (36 percent).
Rhode Island was 14 of 27 from behind the arc (51.9 percent) and 24 for 52 overall (46.2 percent).