Rhode Island 101, Fordham 75

Akeem Richmond scored 20 points to lead Rhode Island to a 101-75

win over Fordham on Saturday.

Lamonte Ulmer and Will Martell added 18 points apiece for Rhode

Island (20-6, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference), who snapped a three-game

losing streak. Rhode Island swept the season series against

Fordham, having previously beaten them 85-67 on Jan. 16.

Rhode Island took control from the very start, as they opened

the game with a 19-2 lead. Rhode Island would go on to lead by as

many as 34 points in the first half, as Ben Eaves’ jumper made the

score 57-23 with 1:39 left.

Rhode Island led 58-28 at halftime, and Fordham trailed by at

least 19 points for the entire second half.

Rhode Island shot 57.9 percent from the field in the first half

(22-for-38), while Fordham shot 36.7 percent (11-for-30).

Chris Gaston finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds for Fordham

(2-23, 0-13).