How It Happened
The Rams' trademark toughness and efficient play on offense led them to a 75-66 win at #22 Dayton on Saturday.
Rhody never trailed in the ballgame, jumping out to an 11-0 lead early on. Dayton did not tally its first field goal until the 15:19 mark. Jared Terrell drained a 3-pointer as time expired in the half, giving URI a 38-25 lead at the break.
The Rams kept their double-digit lead throughout much of the second half, building its largest lead of the contest - 19 points - as Jarvis Garrett drained a 3-pointer with 6:06, making it 65-46.
Dayton pulled to as close as seven (65-58) with 3:15 to play., but the Rams connected on 7-of-10 from the line down the stretch, battling through the Flyers last-ditch pressure efforts.
Inside the Box Score
- Jared Terrellached double-digits in the scoring column, led by Jared Terrell's game-high 18 points. Terrell finished 6-of-8 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe, to go with three assists and two steals.
- Four McGlynn added 16 points, knocking down 4-of-7 from the perimeter and 4-of-4 from the foul line.
- Andre Berry came off the bench and posted a career-best 15 points. The sophomore forward was Jarvis Garrett-7 from the floor in 13 minutes of play.
- Jarvis Garrett added 11 points (3-5 3FG), seven assists, and five rebounds. Kuran Iverson added 11 points, six rebounds and six assists (zero turnovers)
- As a team, Rhody connected on 56.0% for the game (28-50) - including 9-of-17 from the outside. The Rams are now 11-0 when shooting 50.0% or better.
Stat of the Game
18 - Rhode Island dished out a season-high 18 assists.
Next up for Rhode Island is the final home contest of the 2015-16 season, as the Rams host long-time rival UMass.
The Rams and Minutemen tip off at 7 p.m. in a game televised live nationally on CBS Sports Network. The Rhody Sports Network will also carry this - and every game - live on B101 (101.5 FM), with Steve McDonald and Don Kaull.