Despite making just 2 of 13 3-point attempts, Rhode Island (13-17, 4-11 Atlantic-10) built up to a 28-point lead over Richmond (18-11, 8-6), which was just 21 percent from the floor - and 2 of 19 beyond the arc.
Richmond was up one early but went completely cold as Rhode Island closed the first half on a 21-6 run to lead 31-15 at the break. Richmond made just 5 of 21 shots in the first half.
The second half offered no respite for Richmond, as Rhode Island opened with a 17-9 run as the Rams cruised to the victory.
Terry Allen led Richmond with 15 points.