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Rhode Island 72, Brown 68

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Jimmy Baron's career-high 28 points, including eight 3-pointers, led Rhode Island past Brown 72-68 on Tuesday night.

Brown's Damon Huffman also had a career-high with 30 points and eight 3-pointers. The 3-point shooting by Baron and Huffman was one short of a record at their respective schools.

Baron's biggest 3-pointer came from the right corner with 4:16 to play and gave Rhode Island a 64-59 lead. The shot broke a 7-0 Brown run.

Brown (3-6) trailed 70-60 with 1:13 to play but Huffman scored five straight and Mark McAndrew nailed a 3-pointer to make it a 71-68 game.

Will Daniels, who had 19 points for Rhode Island (5-4), hit a couple of foul shots in the final seconds to seal the win. Kahiem Seawright chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds.

Rhode Island's biggest lead of the first half was 27-16 after Joe Mbang and Baron hit consecutive 3-pointers with less than six minutes to play in the period. Brown closed the first half with a Huffman 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull within 35-39.

McAndrew finished with 12 points for Brown and Chris Skrelja added 10.