Rhode Island upsets VCU 75-70 in A-10 quarterfinals
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored 22 points to help eighth-seeded Rhode Island upset top-seed VCU 75-70 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals Friday.
Rhode Island meets VCU in A10 quarters
Rhode Island (17-14, 10-9) vs. No. 1 seed VCU (25-6, 16-2)
Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Friday, 11 p.m. EDT
Russell lifts Rhode Island over UMass 94-75
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 27 points as Rhode Island topped UMass 94-75 on Saturday. Cyril Langevine added 21 points for the Rams. Langevine also had 10 rebounds for the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fatts Russell scored a career-high 41 points, including Rhode Island's final 19 points, and the Rams beat Saint Joseph's 86-85 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Langevine lifts Rhode Island over Dayton 72-70 in OT
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Cyril Langevine had a career-high 26 points as Rhode Island narrowly beat Dayton 72-70 in overtime on Friday night. Fatts Russell added 23 points for the Rams.
Dayton looks to sweep Rhode Island
Rhode Island (13-14, 6-9) vs. Dayton (19-9, 11-4)
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dayton goes for the season sweep over Rhode Island after...
Dowtin leads Rhode Island over George Washington 80-53
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin registered 16 points as Rhode Island romped past George Washington 80-53 on Tuesday night.
Rhode Island looks to end streak vs GW
George Washington (8-19, 4-10) vs. Rhode Island (12-14, 5-9)
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: George Washington looks to extend Rhode...
Rhode Island looks to end streak vs Davidson
Davidson (19-7, 10-3) vs. Rhode Island (12-13, 5-8)
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Davidson looks to extend Rhode Island's conference...
Crutcher scores 20 to lead Dayton past Rhode Island 77-48
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jalen Crutcher tied his season high with 20 points as Dayton easily beat Rhode Island 77-48 on Saturday.
Obi Toppin had 19 points for Dayton (16-8, 8-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Josh Cunningham added 13 points. Jordan Davis had 12 points for the visiting team.
Rhode Island scored 21 second-half points, a season low for the team.
Dowtin, Martin lead Rhode Island to 65-54 win over Billikens
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin had 17 points and Tyrese Martin added 16 with 10 rebounds to help Rhode Island run past Saint Louis 65-54 on Saturday.
Downton, who was 7 of 9 from the floor, drove for his first basket with 13:56 left in the first half to give the Rams an 8-6 lead. He followed with two straight jumpers as Rhode Island led 12-6. The Rams never trailed again and took a 24-20 lead into the break.
Rhode Island tops St. Bonaventure behind Russell, Martin
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell and Tyrese Martin scored 18 points apiece and Rhode Island beat St. Bonaventure 75-63 on Wednesday night.
Cyril Langevine added 14 with eight rebounds, Jeff Dowtin scored 12 and the Rams (9-7, 2-2 Atlantic 10) outscored the Bonnies 34-24 in the paint and outshot them 54 percent to 39 percent.
Rhode Island races past MTSU in 2nd half for 72-63 win
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three steals and Rhode Island beat Middle Tennessee 72-60 on Sunday in the first matchup between the two schools.
Dana Tate contributed 15 points and six rebounds and Fatts Russell scored 11 with five assists for the Rams.
URI tops West Virginia 83-70 in Hall of Fame Showcase
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island broke West Virginia's press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase.
The Rams' Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled away for an 83-70 win at the Mohegan Sun arena in Connecticut.
Cyril Langevine added 15 points, Christion Thompson had 12 and Jermaine Harris chipped in 11 for Rhode Island (5-3) in a foul-filled game.
Rhode Island beats Brown 71-51 behind Langevine
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Cyril Langevine scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for his 10th career double-double and 400th career rebound and Rhode Island beat Brown 71-51 on Wednesday night.
Jermaine Harris scored 15 points and Jeff Dowtin had 11 for the Rams (3-2), who shot 37 percent and outrebounded the Bears 53-40.
Harris' slam off a no-look pass from Fatts Russell put the Rams up 42-30 early in the second half and Rhode Island led by 21 on Ryan Preston's jumper with 2:08 to play.
Russell has career-best 21, leads Rhode Island to 97-63 win
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell had a career-high 21 points and Jeff Dowtin added 17 with nine assists as Rhode Island blew out Bryant 97-63 in the season opener on Tuesday night.
This was the debut for both coaches with David Cox getting the win over Jared Grasso in the first meeting since Bryant moved up to Division I. The schools met three times in the 1980s when Bryant was still in Division II.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No. 25 Rhode Island needed a second-half rally to finish off Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament semifinals Saturday. Now, the Rams are one step closer to repeating their Selection Sunday itinerary from a year ago.
The defending champion Rams (25-6) advanced to the conference title game with a 90-87 victory behind Andre Berry's 18 points and Fatts Russell's two crucial 3-pointers in the final six minutes.
Downtown Washington was transformed Friday afternoon into VCU Ram Nation as Virginia Commonwealth University took on No. 25 Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament, but it wasn't enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) — No. 25 Rhode Island's Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament opener provided a new test for a team that largely dominated its league: a chance to bounce back from a losing streak.
The top-seeded Rams met the challenge, fending off VCU 76-67 in the quarterfinals Friday as it began its tournament defense.
No. 18 Rhode Island wins first outright Atlantic-10 title
KINGSTON, Rhode Island (AP) — At the end of the celebration, Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley was the last one to cut down the net at the basket in front of his team's bench.
He climbed up a ladder, snipped the final strings and put it around his neck to the roars of the crowd, a small symbol for a program that has finally reached the top of the Atlantic-10's regular season.
URI fights off La Salle for share of A-10 title
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Dowtin atoned for his miscue.
He scored 25 points, including making 11 of 12 free throws, to help Rhode Island clinch a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a 95-93 overtime victory over La Salle on Tuesday night.
UMass botches missed free throw, No. 22 Rhode Island escapes
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Rhode Island has mostly cruised to a string of big victories over the past six weeks. For the second time in two games, though, the Rams had to sweat out late drama to keep their winning streak going.
Jeff Dowtin had 19 points and 10 assists, and No. 22 Rhode Island escaped with an 85-83 win over Massachusetts on Tuesday night after the Minutemen botched an intentional missed free throw in the final seconds.
Robinson’s 3 lifts No. 24 Rhode Island over Duquesne 61-58
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Stanford Robinson plays pretty good defense. But know this: He can also hit the big shot.
He did just that Saturday, a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give No. 24 Rhode Island a 61-58 victory over Duquesne. The Rams (17-3, 9-0) have won 12 in a row and 17 straight against Atlantic 10 Conference opponents.
Robinson was averaging 10 points a game. He felt it worked to his advantage that he was not viewed as threat by Duquesne (14-8, 5-4).
Matthews, Dowtin lead Rhode Island past Bonnies 87-73
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — E.C. Matthews had 20 points with nine rebounds, Jeff Dowtin had 18 points with nine assists and Rhode Island pulled away from St. Bonaventure for an 87-73 win on Saturday that kept the Rams unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Rhode Island cruises to 83-64 win over George Mason
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — E.C. Matthews scored 18 points with five rebounds and Rhode Island cruised to an 83-64 win over George Mason on Saturday.
Jared Terrell added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Rams (9-3) who notched their fourth-straight victory. Andre Berry had 13 points and Stanford Robinson chipped in 10. Cyril Langevine led the team with 10 rebounds in addition to his six points.
Terrell leads late rally, Rhode Island beats Iona 80-74
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jared Terrell scored 10 of his 23 points in the final minutes as Rhode Island rallied in the second half to take an 80-74 win over Iona on Thursday night.
The Rams overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half with Terrell scoring 16 points after intermission.
Stanford Robinson had 12 points with 10 rebounds, his second straight double-double, and Jeff Dowtin added 11 points while dishing out six assists for the Rams (7-3), who remain undefeated through six games at home.
Rhode Island downs Brown 86-62 behind Russell’s 20
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored a career-high 20 points with four assists, Jared Terrell added 18 points with three steals, and Rhode Island never trailed in defeating Brown 86-62 on Tuesday night.
Jeff Dowtin scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds for Rhode Island (4-2), which now leads Brown 108-53 in the series and has won 15 of the previous 16 games against the Bears (4-3).
Rhode Island’s solid effort sends it past Holy Cross 86-66
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jared Terrell scored 25 points, Andre Berry added a career-high 20 points and Rhode Island used the second half to beat Holy Cross 88-66 on Sunday.
Stanford Robinson and Jarvis Garrett each scored 12 and Rhode Island distributed 22 assists on 36-made baskets. The Rams committed just nine turnovers and came up with 13 steals.
Robinson, Berry lead Rhode Island to an 84-60 win in opener
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Stanford Robinson had 18 points and Andre Berry added 15 as Rhode Island opened the season with an 84-60 win over UNC Asheville on Friday night.
The Rams won before the largest opening night crowd in the history of the Ryan Center with 6,367 in attendance.
Robinson was 7 of 9 from the floor, hitting both attempts from distance. Berry made 6 of 10 field goal attempts and Jeff Dowtin was 6 of 8 from the floor for 13 points. E.C. Matthews added 10 points for the Rams.
Upstart 11th seed URI stuns No. 6 Creighton in NCAAs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dan Hurley stole an occasional glance at the raucous Rhode Island section and realized just how much this NCAA Tournament means to a starved program, and to an entire state that loves its basketball even if far more under the radar than so many of the others featuring powerhouse programs.
Who could blame them? Back in the tournament for the first time in 18 years, these Rams are on a roll they hope lasts a little longer.
Rhode Island closes on 13-1 run to beat George Washington
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Hassan Martin scored 23 points, Jared Terrell added 17, including his 1,000th career point, and Rhode Island closed the game on a 13-1 run to beat George Washington 82-70 on Tuesday night.
Martin's 3-point play with 4:49 left gave Rhode Island a 72-69 lead and Terrell's hoop and free throw at the 2:47 mark made it 77-70. Terrell also had a key block on a 3-pointer during the late run.