The Rams (6-3) used a 20-4 run over 12 minutes in the first half, highlighted by two Biruta dunks, to build a 15-point lead and were ahead 31-18 at the half. In the second half Rhode Island shot a blistering 71 percent and continually pulled away.
The Rams ended up shooting 59 percent shooting but managed just 55 percent from the foul line (18-33). Jarvis Garrett had 10 points and six assists off the bench. Hassan Martin grabbed seven rebounds.