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Sanni's 22 points propel No. 17 WVU past Rhode Island

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Olayinka Sanni scored a game-high 22 points to lead West Virginia (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) to an 80-47 win over Rhode Island in the championship game of the URI Invitational on Saturday.

Rhode Island (3-3) cut a 43-22 halftime deficit to 10 points with 10:02 to play with an 18-5 run to open the second half, but West Virginia (5-1) closed the game with a 30-7 run.

The Mountaineers shot 60 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 on 3-pointers. They also outrebounded Rhode Island 36-22 and scored 35 points off 25 turnovers.

Safi Mojidi scored 21 points to lead Rhode Island.