Freeman scores 21, Rhode Island beats Illinois State 57-44

Nov 22, 2022, 8:57 PM | Updated: Nov 23, 2022, 10:58 am

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Brayon Freeman led Rhode Island over Illinois State on Wednesday with 21 points in a 57-44 victory.

Freeman also contributed five rebounds for the Rams (2-4). Ishmael Leggett scored 18 points while going 3 of 9 from the floor, including 1 for 4 from distance, and 11 for 13 from the line, and added six rebounds. Josaphat Bilau finished 4 of 8 from the floor to finish with 10 points, while adding 11 rebounds.

The Redbirds (2-5) were led by Kendall Lewis, who recorded 14 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Illinois State also got eight points apiece from Malachi Poindexter and Colton Sandage.

Rhode Island carried a slim two-point lead into halftime, as Leggett led the way with 10 points. Rhode Island outscored Illinois State by 11 points in the second half, and Freeman scored a team-high 15 points in the second half to help secure the victory.

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Stanford forward Ashten Prechtel (11) attempts a shot over Hawaii during the third quarter of an NC...
Associated Press

No. 2 Stanford routs Hawaii 68-39

HONOLULU (AP) — Ashten Pretchel scored 12 of her season-high 17 points in the first half to help No. 2 Stanford easily defeat Hawaii 68-39 on the final day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown Sunday. The Cardinal (7-1) erased an early deficit and held the Rainbow Wahine (1-6) to a season-low scoring output. Pretchel came […]
19 hours ago
Bellarmine guard Peter Suder, left, drives to the basket against UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. during...
Associated Press

No. 19 UCLA routs Bellarmine 81-60 without Jaylen Clark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored a season-high 27 points, and No. 19 UCLA beat Bellarmine 81-60 on Sunday despite the absence of leading scorer Jaylen Clark. Clark sat out for the first time this season because of a non-COVID-19 illness. The junior is averaging 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Freshman Adem Bona […]
19 hours ago
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, with the ball, is defended by New York Knicks center Isaiah Hart...
Associated Press

Morant has triple-double, Grizzlies hold on to edge Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Ja Morant had 27 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in his fifth career triple-double, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the New York Knicks 127-123 on Sunday. Morant scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, hitting the go-ahead basket after rebounding his own miss with 13.9 seconds left in regulation. […]
19 hours ago
Associated Press

Dean Florida International past Eastern Washington, 90-79

MIAMI (AP) — Arturo Dean’s 17 points helped Florida International defeat Eastern Washington 90-79 on Sunday night. Dean added three steals for the Panthers (4-2). Denver Jones scored 16 points and added six rebounds and six assists. John Williams Jr. shot 4 of 9 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line to […]
19 hours ago
Detroit Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo (6) reacts after being whistled for a foul during the first ha...
Associated Press

Mitchell, Mobley lead Cavaliers to 102-94 win over Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, Evan Mobley added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied late to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-94 on Sunday. Cleveland trailed for much of the game, but outscored the Pistons 29-16 in the fourth quarter. Darius Garland added 16 points for Cleveland, which has won five of six. […]
19 hours ago
Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed (44) reaches for a rebound against the Orlando Magic during th...
Associated Press

Milton, Harris lead 76ers’ rout of Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shake Milton had 29 points and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Orlando Magic 133-103 on Sunday night. Tobias Harris added 25 points for Philadelphia, which also beat the Magic 107-99 on Friday night. Danuel House Jr. scored 19 points, and fellow reserve Paul Reed had 12 points and […]
19 hours ago
Freeman scores 21, Rhode Island beats Illinois State 57-44