Posted: Dec 05, 2018
- Saturday will be the 43rd meeting between the programs. Holy Cross leads the series, 26-16.
- Rhode Island has won each of the last four games in the series, including a 88-66 victory last season. Jared Terrell scored 25 points and Andre Berry added 20 points in the victory on Nov. 19 in the Ryan Center.
- The teams have met once in each of the last four seasons.
- The last time Rhode Island played at Holy Cross was Feb. 10, 1982, a 75-70 victory for the Crusaders.
- Rhode Island and Holy Cross have three common opponents already this season, with both teams playing Providence, Stony Brook and Harvard. Rhody defeated Harvard, 76-74, while Holy Cross fell to the Crimson, 73-62. Both teams lost to Providence by nine points. Holy Cross defeated Stony Brook, 84-70. Rhode Island fell to the Seawolves, 68-58.
- Holy Cross has won five of its last six contests, including an 82-78 win at Massachusetts Wednesday night.
- Both teams take care of the basketball. Holy Cross commits just 10.7 turnovers per game, which ranks No. 22 in the country. Rhode Island turns the ball over 11.5 times per contest, which ranks 44th nationally.
LANGEVINE LEADING ATLANTIC 10 IN REBOUNDING
- Junior Cyril Langevine is the only player in the Atlantic 10 averaging double digits in rebounds, grabbing 11.3 per game.
- He has had 10 or more rebounds in each of the last five games, including a season-high 17 against Brown Wednesday. He followed that up with 12 boards at Providence.
- The 17 against Brown were one off his career high of 18 against VCU last season.
- Langevine also has five straight double-doubles and now has 11 for his career.
- The five double-doubles are tied for ninth in the country.
- Langevine is the main reason Rhode Island leads the Atlantic 10 and is sixth in the country with 15.17 offensive rebounds per game.
- He is averaging 5.5 offensive rebounds per game.
SILVERIO QUIETLY MAKING AN IMPACT
- Freshman Omar Silverio has a positive impact on the floor in his limited time.
- Silverio has a plus-minus of +8 in just 59:08 of playing time this season.
- He has a plus-minus of +5.41 per 40 minutes, which ranks third best on the team behind only junior Cyril Langevine (+9.31) and junior Jeff Dowtin (+8.18).
- Silverio is averaging 10.2 minutes off the bench, scoring 1.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
MARTIN TURNS IN BEST PERFORMANCE
- Freshman Tyrese Martin had his most productive outing in Rhode Island's game at Providence Saturday.
- He had career highs with eight points and six rebounds, while adding one steal and committing no turnovers in 20 minutes off the bench.
- Martin has grabbed five or more rebounds in three of his six career games.