Langevine Powers Rams to 71-51 Win Over Brown

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

How It Happened
Rhode Island got a strong performance from bigs Cyril Langevine and Jermaine Harris as the front court led the Rams to a 71-51 victory over Brown, Wednesday night at the Ryan Center.

Langveine had a monster showing with 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Harris broke out with 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the foul line. The play of the forwards helped Rhode Island (3-2) hold the lead for most of the night, as the visiting Bears (5-3) led for just 23 seconds.

After Saturday's disappointing loss to Stony Brook, the Rams played a more focused game on both ends of the court. Defensively, Rhody held Brown to 29.8 percent from the floor, including just 23.3 percent shooting (7-for-30) after halftime. The work on defense, coupled with the dominance in the paint, helped Rhode Island extend its lead to as many as 25 points en route to the win.

Inside the Box Score

  • Junior Cyril Langevine scored a career-high 19 points, 12 of which came in the first half. He also pulled down 17 rebounds, finishing one shy of his career-best. The double-double is his fourth of the season and 10th of his career.
  • Langevine was particularly strong on the offensive glass with 12 rebounds. 
  • Freshman Jermaine Harris scored 15 points, marking his first career game in double figures. He also added five rebounds, four of which were on the defensive glass.
  • Junior Jeff Dowtin netted 11 points on the night while dishing out three assists and grabbing three rebounds. He was limited to just eight minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.
  • Junior Christion Thompson scored nine points for the Rams, all of which came on 3-pointers. He also registered a game-high five steals while adding four rebounds, two assists and one block.
  • Sophomore Fatts Russell finished with four points, four rebounds, four steals, four assists and two blocked shots.
  • Senior Ryan Preston and freshman Dana Tate each had six points, one block and one steal. Preston also grabbed eight rebounds while Tate had two.
  • Twenty-two of Rhody's 35 first half points were scored in the paint. The Rams continued their dominance down low in the second half, outscoring Brown in the paint 20-8.
  • Similarly, URI held a 22-4 advantage in second-chance points.
  • The Rams connected on just 3-of-23 attempts from long range, finishing the night just 13.0 percent from 3-point land.
  • After hitting 13-of-27 shots (48.1%) from behind the arc in the season-opening win over Bryant, Rhode Island has since gone 12-for-85 (14.1%) from 3-point territory in its last four games.

Up Next
The Rams are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they travel north to take on in-state rival Providence. Tipoff at the Dunkin' Donuts Center is set for 5 p.m.