CBKB: James leads Rhode Island over Nevada in NIT 85-83
KINGSTON, R.I. — Delroy James scored a career-high 34 points and Rhode Island held off Nevada 85-83 Monday in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Rams (25-9) will play the winner of a late game between Connecticut and Virginia Tech on Wednesday.
Brandon Fields led the Wolf Pack (21-13) with 25 points but Rhode Island held WAC player of the year Luke Babbitt to 14 points — eight below his season average.
Late in the first half, Nevada fell behind by 7, but fought back to tie it at 37, only to watch Rhode Island score the last five points of the half to lead 42-37