Posted: Feb 22, 2018
RHODE ISLAND VS. DAYTON - SERIES NOTES
- Friday will be the 34th game all time between Rhode Island and Dayton, with the Flyers holding an 18-15 edge.
- The teams have split the last four meetings, though Rhody won earlier this season, 88-74, on Jan. 20.
- Senior Jared Terrell and redshirt senior E.C. Matthews combined for 41 points in the first meeting this season. Terrell had 24 points, while Matthews had 17 to go with seven rebounds.
- Rhody is looking to clinch the regular-season Atlantic 10 title for the first time in program history with a victory.
- While Rhode Island is one of the nation's best at creating turnovers (16.38 per game), Dayton is one of the loosest teams in the country, committing 13.6 turnovers per game. That ranks 225th in the country.
- Dayton comes to the Ryan Center on a two-game win streak, beating Fordham and Saint Louis in their last two contests.
- Josh Cunningham leads the A-10 with a .654 field goal percentage. He also has eight double-doubles.
RAMS BACK ON ESPN2
- For the fourth straight Friday night, Rhode Island will be on ESPN2.
- This will will mark Rhody's seventh game on the ESPN family of networks this season.
- Mike Corey will handle the play-by-play and Mark Plansky will be the color analyst.
ROBINSON ONE AWAY FROM 60 STEALS
- Senior Stanford Robinson has scored in double figures 11 times this season and also ranks ninth in the country with 2.36 steals per game.
- His 59 steals this year ranks 21st in the nation.
- He is currently tied with Keith Cothran (2007-08), and Tom Garrick (1986-87) for the fourth most steals in a single season in program history.
- With one more steal, Robinson would become just the fourth Ram ever to record 60 steals in a season. Tom Garrick had a school-record 88 in 1987-88. Jeff Kent had 63 in 1991-92 and Keith Cothran had 61 in 2009-10.
SCORING BALANCE HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY ALL SEASON
- Rhode Island has had five players score in double figures in five different games this season.
- Each time, it was a different group of five players.
- vs. Providence: Fatts Russell (20), Jarvis Garrett (15), Andre Berry (12), Jared Terrell (11), Jeff Dowtin (10).
- vs. Florida Gulf Coast: E.C. Matthews (20), Jared Terrell (18), Stanford Robinson (14), Jeff Dowtin (11), Andre Berry (10).
- vs. St. Bonaventure: E.C. Matthews (20), Jeff Dowtin (18), Jared Terrell (13), Andre Berry (12), Jarvis Garrett (10).
- vs. Richmond: Jared Terrell (17), Cyril Langevine (15), Fatts Russell (14), Jeff Dowtin (11), Andre Berry (10).
- La Salle: Jeff Dowtin (25), Stanford Robinson (20), Jared Terrell (14), E.C. Matthews (13) and Fatts Russell (10).