Rams Close Out Regular Season at Massachusetts

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (3-25, A-14 A-10) at Massachusetts (13-15, 5-10 A-10)
Saturday, Feb. 24 - 12:00 p.m.
Mullins Center - Amherst, Mass.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. MASSACHUSETTS - SERIES NOTES

  • Rhode Island closes out the regular season by visiting Massachusetts on Saturday.
  • Saturday will be the 80th meeting between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and the second meeting this year.
  • Massachusetts leads the all-time series 44-35.
  • In the first meeting this season, Massachusetts escaped with an 81-79 win in Kingston, R.I.
  • Hailey Leidel made her 78th and 79th three-point field goals, setting a single season UMass record, as the Minutewomen defeated Richmond, 58-49, on Feb. 21.
  • Leidel's 79 three-point baskets thus far in 2017-18 lead the Atlantic 10 and surpassed the previous single season UMass record of 78 triples.
  • Massachusetts has logged 227 steals this year. They are third in the Atlantic 10 averaging 8.1 steals per game.
  • Bre Hampton-Bey is averaging 2.3 steals per game, ranking her second in the conference.

LAST TIME OUT - RAMS FALTER LATE IN 77-72 LOSS TO ST. BONAVENTURE

  • Rhode Island built a double-digit lead in the second quarter, but a late surge by St. Bonaventure resulted in a loss for the Rams, 77-72, on Feb. 21.
  • Rhode Island opened the game with a 15-3 run, as the Ram defense held St. Bonaventure without a field goal for the first 7:19 of the quarter.
  • Rhody led 19-10 by the end of the period, backed by Nicole Jorgensen. She outscored the Bonnies be herself in the quarter, 11-10.
  • St. Bonaventure got its offense on track in the second quarter, but the Bonnies did not make up much ground.
  • St. Bonaventure scored 12 points in the quarter, while the Rams had 11, giving Rhody an eight-point lead at the break.
  • Rhode Island led by eight points with 58 seconds to go in the third quarter, but the Bonnies scored the final five points of the period.
  • The final three came on a half-court heave by Danielle Migliore at the buzzer to end the quarter 51-48.
  • The momentum carried over into the fourth, when St. Bonaventure opened on a 10-2 run to pull ahead by seven points at 62-55 with 5:18 to go.
  • Rhode Island managed to cut the lead to two on a layup by Marta Vargas with 2:27 to go. That was as close as the Rams got.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen recorded her ninth double-double of the season, finishing with 27 points and 13 rebounds. It was her seventh straight game with at least 12 points.
  • Freshman Abby Streeter added 16 points, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
  • Freshman Marta Vargas had 12 points, four rebounds and two assists.
  • St. Bonaventure had five players in double figures. Mariah Ruff led the way with 20. Arielle Harvey had 15, Danielle Migliore scored 14, Jalisha Terry had 12 and Emily Calabrese added 10.
  • The Bonnies' bench outscored Rhode Island's, 18-7.
  • St. Bonaventure was 26-of-30 at the free throw line. Rhode Island was 14-of-20.