Rhody Looks to Get Back on Winning Track at Duquesne

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

THE BASICS
Rhode Island at Duquesne
Tip-Off: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m. EST
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Game Notes

RHODE ISLAND VS. DUQUESNE - SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday's game will be the 59th meeting between the Rams and Duquesne.
  • Rhode Island leads the series, 33-25.
  • The Rams have won four straight in the series, including a 61-58 victory at the Ryan Center last Jan. 27.
  • Rhode Island is 14-12 when playing at Duquesne. 
  • The Rams have won eight straight road games in the series, with the last loss at Duquesne coming in a 83-69 defeat on Jan. 10, 2001.
  • Both teams come into the game off of a loss. Duquesne had won five straight before falling to VCU, 80-74, last Saturday.
  • Rhode Island had a three-game win streak snapped with its 77-70 loss at Massachusetts on Sunday.
  • Wednesday's games features two of the top three rebounders in the Atlantic 10. Rhode Island junior Cyril Langevine averages a league-best 9.8 rebounds per game, while Duquesne sophomore Eric Williams, Jr. averages 7.8.
  • Both teams have found offensive rhythm in A-10 play. Duquesne is scoring a league-best 75.4 points per game, while Rhode Island is third in the A-10 with 70.3 points in conference action. 

LANGEVINE LEADING ATLANTIC 10 IN REBOUNDING

  • Junior Cyril Langevine leads the Atlantic 10 with 186 rebounds. He is averaging a league-best 9.8 per game.
  • He also is the league's active career leader with 522 rebounds. The next closest player in the A-10 is Saint Louis senior Javon Bess, who has 495.
  • Langevine ranks 25th in total rebounds among all juniors in Division I.
  • With 522 rebounds in 85 career games, he averages 6.1 per game.
  • Langevine is averaging 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He is trying to become the first URI player to average a double-double for an entire season in 28 years. 
  • The last Rhody player to do so was Kenny Green, who had 17.5 points and 10.9 per game in 1989-90.
  • Green also is the last Ram to average more than 10 rebounds per game in a season.
  • Langevine is on pace to become just the seventh player in Rhode Island history to record 300 rebounds in one season. 
  • The last Rhode Island player to do so was Lamar Odom, who had 302 in 1998-99, his lone season with the Rams.
  • Langevine has 10+ rebounds 11 times this season.
  • Langevine has 10 double-doubles this year. 
  • He had six total in his first two years combined.
  • The 10 double-doubles are tied for 18th in the nation. He is 13th nationally with 3.53 offensive rebounds per game.
  • Langevine is averaging 30.9 minutes per game. 
  • In 66 career games entering the season, Langevine had never played 30 minutes in a game. 

MARTIN HEATING UP IN CONFERENCE PLAY

  • Freshman Tyrese Martin is averaging 13.4 points and 6.0 rebounds since Rhode Island began conference play.
  • In league play, he ranks third among A-10 freshmen with his scoring average. The only players averaging more than him are St. Bonaventure's Kyle Lofton (15.1 points/game) and Duquesne's Sincere Carry (14.2).
  • Fordham's Nick Honor is tied with Martin. 
  • Martin is shooting a team-best .565 from the floor during conference play.
  • He also leads the team in free throw percentage (.857).
  • During non-conference play, Martin shot just .467 from the free throw line.
  • Since conference play began, Martin has played 30 or more minutes in seven straight games.
  • Martin had a career-high 23 points at Massachusetts.
  • He averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds during non-conference play.
  • The team's second-leading rebounder, Martin has had five or more rebounds in eight straight contests.
  • Martin has grabbed seven or more rebounds nine times.