KINGSTON, R.I. -- Xavier Munford scored 27 points on Saturday and Rhode Island shot 62.5 percent from the field to defeat Dayton 88-76.
URI's overall shooting was better than its 57.5 percent free throw percentage (23 of 40) and tied for the fourth-best overall shooting performance in program history.
Rhode Island (11-10, 2-4 Atlantic 10) had a 15-point first-half lead before Dayton scored seven straight to close the period within 39-31. The Flyers scored four more points to open the second within 39-35, but the Rams answered with a 16-2 run.
Dayton made a late run to pull within 79-72 with 1:53 left, but Rhode Island scored four points on its next possession to seal the game.
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