ST. LOUIS (AP)Gibson Jimerson scored 24 points to lead Saint Louis and sealed the win with a 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining as the Billikens took down Rhode Island 76-71 on Tuesday night.
Jimerson was 8-of-15 shooting (6 for 11 from distance) for the Billikens (16-8, 8-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Yuri Collins added 15 points while shooting 5 of 12 from the field and 4 for 6 from the line, and he also had eight assists. Terrence Hargrove Jr. shot 5 of 8 from the field and 2 for 3 from the line to finish with 12 points, while adding nine rebounds.
Ishmael Leggett finished with 20 points, two steals and two assists for the Rams (8-15, 4-7). Brayon Freeman added 14 points, four assists and two steals for Rhode Island. Rory Stewart had 11 points.
Saint Louis went into halftime ahead of Rhode Island 32-31. Jimerson put up 14 points in the half. Jimerson scored 10 points in the second half for Saint Louis including his game-winning shot in the final minute.
Saint Louis’ next game is Friday against Dayton on the road, while Rhode Island visits George Mason on Saturday.
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