Brown 47
Risland 59
Date of game: 1/4/2013

Recap: Rhode Island vs. Brown

Kingston, RI (Sports Network) - Xavier Munford scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Rhode Island Rams to a 59-47 victory over the Brown Bears during a non-conference battle at the Ryan Center.

Also scoring in double figures for the Rams (4-8), as they won for the third time in the last four outings, were Mike Powell and Andre Malone with 16 and 12 points, respectively.

The Bears (4-7), losers of two straight and five of the last six games, were paced by Matt Sullivan with 14 points and Sean McGonagill with 10. Rafael Maia contributed eight points and a game-high 15 rebounds in the loss as well.

Brown shot a mere 5-of-20 from the floor in the first half, missing all four chances behind the three-point line, not to mention converting just 4-of-11 at the free-throw line, allowing the hosts to put up a 21-14 lead at the break.

URI went from shooting only 25.8 percent from the field through the first 20 minutes to a more respectable 41.7 percent in the second half in order to secure the 12-point home win.

In addition to connecting on only 11-of-21 at the charity stripe, Brown also shot 30.2 percent from the floor and 4-of-17 beyond the arc.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Royals send closer Holland to DL

The Kansas City Royals have placed All- Star closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list due to a right pectoral strain.

Blackhawks tab Darling to start Game 3

Rookie Scott Darling will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Nashville Predators.

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