Rhode Island Cruises to 90-69 Victory at Duquesne

Rhode Island Cruises to 90-69 Victory at Duquesne

How It Happened
Rhode Island led for most of the game, cruising to a 90-69 victory at Duquesne on Saturday.

The Rams saw the game tied for 1:34 and trailed for 28 seconds.  After Duquesne connected on a 3-pointer, making it 11-10 Dukes with 14:30 left in the first half, the Rams scored six unanswered and led 16-11 at the 12:51 mark.  A Christion Thompson layup with 37 seconds left in the period put the Rams up 41-31 at the break.

Hassan Martin played three minutes in the first half before sitting due to foul trouble.  He began the second half by making Rhode Island's first four field goals, helping to build an 18-point lead at 49-31 with 17:41 to go.

An offensive cutback by Kuran Iverson with 15:23 to go gave the Rams their first 20 point lead, at 55-35.  An Iverson layup gave Rhody its largest lead of the afternoon - 78-48 - with 7:42 to play.
                                
Inside the Box Score

  • Four Rhody players reached double figures, led by 20 points from Hassan Martin.  Martin put forth one of the most efficient games of his career, making 7-of-9 shots from the floor and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe to go along with seven rebounds and one blocked shot in 10 minutes of play due to foul trouble.
  • Kuran Iverson posted his third double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  The 6-9 senior was 7-for-13 from the floor, while also tallying two assists in 32 minutes.
  • E.C. Matthews scored 19 points, making all eight of his free throw attempts, to go along with five rebounds.  The junior guard paced the Rhody offensive attack in the first half, with 11 points.
  • Stanford Robinson came off the bench to score 10 points in 20 minutes.  He added five rebounds in 20 minutes of play. boards, two assists and a steal.
  • Every Rhody player that saw at least 10 minutes of action scored at least five points.
  • The URI bench tallied 24 points - the eighth time that the team has scored at least 20 points from its reserves.
  • Jared Terrell led the Rams with four assists.  The team finished with 14 for the game, while registering a season-low four turnovers.
  • It is the lowest turnover mark since Feb. 9, 2016, when Rhody committed just four turnovers against George Mason. 90-69
  • For the game, Rhode Island shot 48.4% (31-64) from the floor - including 3-of-13 from beyond the arc.
  • The Rams went to the line 38 times, converting 25.  Rhody made 19-of-25 free throws in the second half.

Stat of the Game, pt. I
50 - Rhode Island tied its season-high with 50 points in the paint.  Rhody also scored half-a-century in the paint against Dartmouth and Belmont this year.

Stat of the Game, pt. II
1.29 - Rhode Island scored 1.29 points per possession en route to its third game of the 2016-17 campaign with at least 90 points.

What's Next
Rhody returns to action on Wednesday night when it travels to Richmond on Jan. 25.  The game between the Rams and Spiders will air live nationally on the CBS Sports Network, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, with Brent Stover and Bob Wenzel.  The game can be heard live locally on the Rhody Sports Network on B101 (101.5 FM) and through the iHeartMedia app.