Freshman forward Marcus Littles averaged 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 22 appearances for the Colonials.
The Colonials tallied a season-high 50 rebounds in the match but could not overcome a 15-point halftime deficit.
The Colonials are coming off a rough stretch of two straight 20-point losses where the squad shot less than 40.0 percent in both contests.
The Colonials turned the ball over 19 times against Rhode Island, the second-highest tally this season behind a 21-turnover contest against Manhattan Nov. 24.
Massachusetts’ defense has been one of the most lenient in the A-10 this year, allowing opponents to shoot at a 43.5 percent clip.
The Colonials were down by six points at halftime against Duquesne but 17 turnovers on the game gave way to 25 Duquesne points and the win for the Dukes.
The Billikens are the strongest rebounding team in the Atlantic 10, averaging 39.8 boards per contest this season.
Richmond went 13-for-23 from the three-point line on the night while the Colonials grabbed a season-low 18 rebounds.
The Rams enter the Smith Center winless through all seven of their Atlantic 10 matchups this season.
The Colonials gave away 18 turnovers against the Patriots. George Mason converted that number into 14 points on the night.