The Spiders' need to dust themselves off quickly as the next game is against local rival VCU.
Rhode Island's defense held the Rams to a measly 31% shooting percentage.
A poor second half and missed three-pointers lead to Spider defeat.
The Gamecocks were up to VCU's game on Sunday losing by 28 points.
A game of two halves. VCU outscored LSU by 12 in the first half and were outscored by LSU in the second half by 10.