Rhode Island defeats Cleveland State 73-45 on hot shooting

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting to lead a balanced and hot-shooting Rhode Island over Cleveland State 73-45 Saturday night.

Following Martin, Kuran Iverson added 15 points, Jared Terrell 14 and Jarvis Garrett 13 for the Rams (2-1) who never trailed in the game, leading by 20 (39-19) at halftime. Rhode Island shot 63 percent from the floor (26-41), and outrebounded Cleveland State 37-26. Iverson set career-bests in points and rebounds (8).

The dominance showed as Rhode Island doubled the Vikings on points in the paint, 36-18, outscored Cleveland State 24-14 on points off turnovers and 12-7 on the fast break.

Rob Edwards led Cleveland State (1-2), which shot just 27 percent, with 16 points.

In games where Terrell has scored at least 10 points, Rhode Island is 15-1.

The game was a first-round of the Cancun Challenge, with both teams travelling to Mexico for games next week.

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