Rams Head to Dayton for Saturday Matinee on CBSSN

Rams Head to Dayton for Saturday Matinee on CBSSN

THE BASICS
Rhode Island at Dayton
Tip-Off: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. EST
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RHODE ISLAND VS. DAYTON - SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday will be the 33rd game all time between Rhode Island and Dayton.
  • The Flyers hold an 18-14 edge overall, and the Flyers have  won two straight in the series. 
  • Rhode Island's last win over Dayton was a 75-66 victory at UD Arena on Feb. 27, 2016. Current senior Andre Berry scored 15 points in 13 minutes off the bench. Jared Terrell had 18 points and Jarvis Garrett added 11 in the win.
  • Rhode Island enters the weekend on a nine-game winning streak, the third-longest active streak in the nation. 
  • Dayton has won two of its last three contests, but fell at Saint Joseph's, 81-65, in its last game.
  • The Flyers have the best shooting percentage in the Atlantic 10, hitting 47.4 percent of its field goal attempts.
  • Dayton boasts the top free throw shooter in the conference in Darrell Davis, who is making 87.8 percent at the line. 
  • The Flyers make an average of 8.8 3-point baskets per game, the second most in the A-10.

GEORGE'S OF GALILEE TO HOST WATCH PARTY

  • Fans not heading to Dayton for the game are invited to to stop by George's of Galilee for the fourth annual Men's Basketball Away Game Viewing Party, presented by Miller Lite.
  • Join your fellow Rhody fans and cheer on the Rams as they take on the Dayton Flyers
  • The party starts at 12 pm, so be sure to stop by for great food, great drinks and great prizes, as the Rams continue their march towards postseason play!

RAMS MATCH HIGHEST SPOTS IN BOTH TOP 25 POLLS

  • Rhode Island is clearly on the national radar, receiving votes each week in both the Associated Press Top 25 poll and the USA Today Coaches poll. 
  • Rhody got 39 votes in the latest Associated Press poll, good for 27th in the country.
  • It matches the highest the Rams have been in the poll this season. Rhode Island also was 27th in the Week One poll, when it received 55 points.
  • The last time Rhode Island was ranked during the conference schedule portion of the regular season was on Jan. 14, 2008, when the Rams were No. 23 in the poll. 
  • The Rams got 16 votes in the USA Today poll, putting them 31st there. 
  • Rhody was also 31st in the USA Today preseason poll, its highest spot in that poll this year.

RAMS STREAKING AGAINST A-10 OPPONENTS

  • With its win Wednesday over  Massachusetts, Rhode Island has won 14 consecutive games against Atlantic 10 teams dating back to last season.
  • It is the longest winning streak against conference opponents in program history.
  • Rhode Island has won seven consecutive road conference games dating back to last year, also the longest such streak in team history. The Rams have won six straight home conference games.
  • The team's last road loss to an A-10 foe came at Richmond on Jan. 25, 2017. The last home league loss was to Fordham on Feb. 15, 2017.
  • Rhode Island is 6-0 in A-10 play for the first time in program history. 

BATMAN AND BATMAN (MATTHEWS AND TERRELL)

  • Since E.C. Matthews returned from a broken wrist, Rhode Island is 9-0. 
  • Since Matthews returned to the starting lineup seven games ago, he and Jared Terrell have combined for 34.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, causing head coach Dan Hurley to refer to the duo as Batman and Batman. 
  • Either Terrell or Matthews has scored at least 20 points in eight of the team's last nine games.
  • Rhode Island as a team is outscoring opponents by an average of 16.5 points per game since Matthews and Terrell got back together in the starting lineup. 
  • Two of Rhody's three losses (Virginia, at Alabama) came with Matthews injured, and the third loss (at Nevada) was the game Matthews suffered the broken wrist.
  • Following Wednesday's game against Massachusetts, Matthews and Terrell have combined for 3,156 points.
  • Both rank among the NCAA's top 50 in career points, as Matthews is 20th (1,669) and Terrell is 43rd (1,487). 
  • The highest scoring teammates in program history are Silk Owens/Tom Garrick (3,687 from 1984-88) and Tyson Wheeler/Cat Mobley (3,252 from 1993-98).
  • Matthews needs 10 points to pass Will Daniels (1,678 from 2004-08) for 10th place.
  • Terrell is in 17th Rhode Island's scoring list and needs four points to pass Andre Samuel (1,490 from 1990-94). 
  • Terrell leads the Rams with 17.9 points per game, while Matthews is second at 13.6 points per game.
  • Terrell has scored 20 or more points eight times, and Matthews has done so three times. 
  • Entering the year, Terrell had scored 20 or more points 13 times in 99 career games. 
  • Matthews has 30 career 20-point performances.