Rhode Island hosts Saint Louis at 4:30 p.m. to close out an Atlantic 10 tripleheader on NBCSN. The Rams (8-5) have alternated wins and losses over their last six games as they try to start a winning streak with a win over the Billikens.
The Rams have five players averaging at least 10.9 points per game as their starters have been consistent but the bench has been a concern. The interior duo of Hassan Martin (11.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.6 bpg) and Kuran Iverson (11.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg) is one of the best in the Atlantic 10 and they’ll try to overpower a perimeter-oriented Saint Louis roster.
The Billikens (5-7) have struggled to start the season and will rely on the scoring of junior guard Ash Yacoubou (11 ppg, 5.7 rpg) while sophomores Miles Reynolds and Malik Yarbrough and junior guard Mike Crawford are all averaging between 10.3 and 10.2 points per game. Entering this game, Saint Louis has lost seven of its last eight games as they’re having a tough time figuring things out after a 4-0 start.
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