Rhode Island beats Fordham 77-58

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NEW YORK (AP)—Jimmy Baron scored 19 of his 29 points in the first half and Rhode Island handed Fordham its sixth straight loss, 77-58 on Saturday.

Kahiem Seawright added 19 points for Rhode Island (20-8, 9-4 Atlantic 10) in the matchup of teams nicknamed Rams, while Delroy James had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Mike Moore had 19 of his 28 points in the second half for Fordham (3-21, 1-11), which has lost 14 of its last 15. Freshman Jio Fontan had 19 points for Fordham.

Baron had two of his six 3-pointers in a 10-0 run that have Rhode Island a 16-6 lead with 14:50 left in the first half. Rhode Island’s biggest lead of the half was 39-21 on two free throws by Ben Eves with 3:44 to go. Rhode Island led 47-23 at halftime.

Baron was 10-for-12 from the field including 6-for-8 on 3s while Rhode Island finished 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) beyond the arc.

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 Rhode Island
Jimmy Baron Jimmy Baron
10-12,  29 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
Mike Moore Mike Moore
9-20,  28 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists

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