KINGSTON, R.I. -- Gilvydas Biruta scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Rhode Island rolled to an easy 62-45 victory Sunday over New Hampshire.
Rhode Island (7-5) snapped a three-game losing skid. Biruta scored in double figures for the sixth consecutive game. It was his second double-double of the season, and the second game scoring a season-high 17 points.
Biruta made a layup to give the Rams had a 25-5 lead with 6:18 to play in the first half. Patrick Konan answered with a 3-pointer for New Hampshire (2-9) at the 5:55 mark. The Wildcats finished the first half with seven points from the line and on 0-for-4 shooting from the floor.
Konan led New Hampshire with nine points. Three scored eight points for the Wildcats, who have lost nine straight.