No. 23 Rhode Island beats Belmont 82-73
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored a career-high 31 points, Jarvis Garrett added a season-high 23 and No. 23 Rhode Island defeated Belmont College 82-73 on Friday night.
Kuran Iverson added 13 points for the Rams (5-1) while Dylan Windler had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bruins (1-3).
Belmont played without its leading scorer, Evan Bradds, who was sidelined with a concussion.
The Rams held Belmont to 18.5 percent shooting (5 of 27) from beyond the 3-point arc which denied the Bruins a key part of their offense.
Rhode Island forged a 46-31 lead and prevented the Bruins from getting closer than six points by shooting 55.4 percent from the field (31 of 56).
Nick Smith had 17 points for Belmont.