The Rams (8-3) built a 28-14 led and were never threatened. They led for all but 15 seconds of the game. Rhode Island led 48-24 at halftime and extended it to a 35-margin when Fatts Russell made 1 of 2 free throws for a 72-37 lead with 9:38 remaining.
Donovan Sims led the Blue Raiders (4-9) with 22 points.
Rhode Island hosts Brown on Thursday before starting Atlantic 10 Conference play on Sunday when it hosts Richmond.
Middle Tennessee, losers of four straight, starts Conference USA play on Thursday when it travels to Old Dominion.
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