Scores

Final

Rhode Island 66

(3-1, 2-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 18, 2013

McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

1 2 T
MET 40 2363
URI 30 3666

Top Performers

Metro State: M. McCarron 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Rhode Island: X. Munford 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Rhode Island beats Metro St. 66-63 in NIT

Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Xavier Munford scored 16 points and hit three free throws in the final 23 seconds to help Rhode Island hold off Metro State in the opening round of the NIT Preseason Tip-Off on Monday night.

E.C. Matthews added 16 points and seven rebounds for Rhode Island (3-1), which will move on to face the winner between No. 5 Arizona and Fairleigh Dickinson Tuesday night at the McKale Center.

Mitch McCarron had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Metro State (2-0), which counted the game as an exhibition. Harrison Goodrick added 16 points and Nichols Kay had 11 for Metro State, which led by 14 early in the first half.

Rhode Island hit 8 of 17 from 3-point range and had a 42-27 rebounding advantage. Munford also had seven rebounds and five assists.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MET
URI
Points 63 66
FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 24-56 (.429)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 8-17 (.471)
FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 10-16 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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