Posted: Mar 01, 2018
- Friday will be the 10th game all time between Rhode Island and Davidson, and the season meeting between the schools this season. Rhode Island holds a 6-3 edge in the series thus far.
- The Rams have won four straight games in the series.
- Earlier this season, Rhode Island beat the Wildcats 72-59 on Feb. 9.
- Senior Jarvis Garrett scored 17 points in the first meeting. He was one of four players in double figures, as Cyril Langevine had 14 points, and Stanford Robinson and Fatts Russell each added 10.
- Rhode Island's bench scored 41 points in the first meeting, one of three games this season the reserves have scored 41 or more for the Rams.
- Both teams are coming in off of tough losses. Rhode Island fell by 30 points at home to Saint Joseph's, while Davidson lost in three overtimes at St. Bonaventure.
- Davidson's Peyton Aldridge is the Atlantic 10's leading scorer, averaging 21.4 points per game.
CBSSN TO CARRY FRIDAY'S GAME
- Friday's game will air on CBSSN.
- John Sadack will handle the play-by-play and Dan Dicau will be the color analyst.
- This will be Rhode Island's eighth appearance on CBSSN this season.
- The Rams are 6-1 on the network thus far, winning against Providence, at Saint Louis, at Dayton, at Massachusetts, against Richmond and at La Salle.
- At halftime of the game, CBSSN will air a feature story on Rhode Island senior guard Jarvis Garrett, his career and his life off the court.
- Fans not heading to Davidson for the game are invited to to George's of Galilee for a Away Game Viewing Party presented by Miller Lite! Join fellow Rhody fans in cheering on the Rams as they take on Davidson. The game starts at 8:05 p.m., but the viewing party starts at 7 p.m.
BATMAN AND BATMAN (MATTHEWS AND TERRELL)
- Since E.C. Matthews returned from a broken wrist, Rhode Island is 18-2.
- Matthews and Jared Terrell have combined for 3,484 points, the second most by a pair of teammates in team history.
- The highest scoring pair in program history was Silk Owens and Tom Garrick (3,687 from 1984-88). Matthews and Terrell need 203 points to catch Owens and Garrick.
- This season, Matthews and Terrell have combined to average 30.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, causing Dan Hurley to refer to the duo as Batman and Batman.
- Either Terrell or Matthews has scored at least 20 points in 15 of the team's games.
- Both rank among the NCAA's top 50 in career points. Matthews is 23rd (1,809) and Terrell is 44th (1,675).
- Matthews is fourth in scoring in program history, while Terrell is 12th.
- Terrell has scored 20 or more points 11 times, and Matthews has done so four times. Entering the year, Terrell had 20+ points 13 times in 99 career games.
- Matthews has 31 career 20-point performances.
GARRETT CAN DISH IT OUT
- Senior Jarvis Garrett is sixth in assists in Rhode Island history with 383.
- He is 24 assists behind No. 5 Tom Garrick (407 assists, 1984-88)
- With 17 more assists, he would be just the fourth URI player with 900 points and 400 assists. The others are Carlton "Silk" Owens (2,114 pts, 502 assists from 1984-88); Tyson Wheeler (1,918 pts, 712 assists from 1994-98) and Tom Garrick (1,573 pts, 407 assists from 1984-88)