The 49ers (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) used a 20-7 run to erase a seven-point deficit and lead 50-44 with 7 minutes remaining. Rhode Island (5-10, 0-2) had scored the first six points of the second half to go ahead 37-30.
Charlotte outrebounded the Rams 45-25 and held them to 26.9 percent shooting (7 of 26) in the second half after they shot 52.4 percent (11 of 21) in the opening 20 minutes.
Rhode Island took an early 13-5 lead and led 30-23 with 2:16 left in the first half, but the 49ers scored seven of the last eight points before halftime.
Chris Braswell had nine points and four steals for Charlotte.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
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