Nikola Malesevic scored 16 points to lead Rhode Island past Boston College 67-65, snapping the Eagles' seven game winning streak at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I.
Joe Trapani led Boston College with 18 points. Reggie Jackson scored 15 points, Corey Raji added 11 points off the bench and Gabe Moton had eight points for the Eagles.
Akeem Richmond scored 15 points for URI. Orion Outerbridge added 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting while Marquis Jones scored 11 points. Delroy James, the Running Rams' leading scorer, finished with eight points.
Rhode Island (9-4) led 39-30 at halftime, but Boston College (10-3) opened up the second half on an 11-0 run to grab a 41-39 lead. Nevertheless, the Running Rams remained persistent and ultimately retook the lead.
With 1:18 remaining, Outerbridge dunked to give URI a 67-62 lead. Raji answered with a three-pointer with 1:01 left to play. After James missed a three with 27 seconds left, Raji grabbed the rebound and the Eagles called a timeout. Boston College had one final shot to tie or win the game with 1.7 seconds remaining, but Jackson missed a three pointer that secured the win for URI.
Boston College made 22-of-45 field goals (48.9%) and connected on 12-of-24 three pointers. URI hit 24-of-51 shots (47.1%) and 10-of-26 threes (38.5%) in the victory. The Eagles finished with 25 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals and 18 turnovers. The Running Rams amassed 21 rebounds, 14 assists, six steals, four blocks and had eight turnovers.
The Eagles continue their road trip on Saturday when they face non-conference opponent South Carolina.