Jan 05, 2018
- Saturday will be the 59th meeting all time between Rhode Island and George Washington.
- Rhody has won three of the last four meetings in the series, including an 82-70 victory last Jan. 31.
- Senior Jared Terrell scored the 1,000th point of his career in the last meeting between the schools.
- The series has been even over the last 10 meetings, with each team winning five times.
- Rhode Island enters the game looking for its first road win of the season. The Rams' lone win away from the Ryan Center came over Seton Hall at the Barclays Center during the NIT Season Tip-Off.
- The game presents a contrast in styles. Rhode Island prefers a faster pace and is averaging 76.4 points per game, the league's third-highest average. George Washington likes a slower pace, as evidenced by its 64.7 points per game, which ranks 13th in the conference.
- Rhode Island ranks 16th in the country with 10.8 turnovers per game. George Washington forces 11.27 turnovers per game, which ranks 330th in the nation.
- George Washington is the top shot-blocking team in the conference. The Colonials average 4.9 blocks per game.
- The Colonials also do not commit many fouls. George Washington ranks ninth in the country in fewest fouls, getting called for 203 through 15 games.
- By contrast, Rhode Island - with its high-pressure defense - has been called for 273 fouls through 13 games, making Rhody one of the most whistled teams in the country.
LANGEVINE PROVIDING BOOST OFF THE BENCH
- Sophomore Cyril Langevine has shown a significant increase in production over his last five games.
- Langevine is averaging 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over the last five contests.
- Last time out, he scored 11 points while making all three of his field goal attempts. It was his second double-digit effort of the season.
- In the first eight games of the year, Langevine averaged 3.2 points and 3.0 rebounds and missed three contests while dealing with a sports hernia.
- His field goal percentage is up to .475 on the season, thanks to a .545 shooting percentage (12-for-22) over the last five games.
MATTHEWS, TERRELL AMONG BEST SCORING DUOS
- Seniors E.C. Matthews and Jared Terrell rank among the nation's most prolific scoring duos.
- Following Wednesday's game against La Salle, Matthews and Terrell have combined for 3,027 points.
- Both rank among the NCAA's top 50 in career points, as Matthews is 18th with 1,619 and Terrell is 45th with 1,408.
- The only other schools with two players in the top 50 on the career scoring list are St. Bonaventure (Matt Mobley, 21st with 1,592 and Jaylen Adams, 25th with 1,533) and Seton Hall (Khadeen Carrington, 28th with 1,515) and (Desi Rodriguez, 47th with 1,394).
- The Pirates also have Angel Delgado (62nd with 1,334), but Rhody beat Seton Hall head to head this season.
- Mobley scored 737 of his points in two seasons at Central Connecticut State.
- Rhode Island will play St. Bonaventure for the first time on Saturday at the Ryan Center in Kingston.
- The only other teammates in the country that has more career points is South Dakota State's Mike Daum and Reed Tellinghuisen, who have combined for 3,051 points. Daum has 1,801 points, while Tellinghuisen has 1,250.
DOWTIN ONE OF NATION'S TOP HANDLERS
- Sophomore Jeff Dowtin ranks fourth nationally and leads the A-10 with a 4.67 assist-to-turnover ratio.
- He has 59 assists and 12 turnovers through 13 games.
- Four times this season Dowtin has played at least 30 minutes without turning the ball over.
- In 13 games, he has one or zero turnovers 10 times.
- Last year he led the Atlantic 10 in assist/turnover ratio in conference play, recording 55 assists to just 19 turnovers - a 3.24:1 ratio - over 18 games.
- Since Dowtin was inserted into the starting lineup midway through last season, the Rams are 25-7.