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Rams Pull Away from Holy Cross, 79-63, for Road Win

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhody Starters
Harris, Russell, Langevine, Dowtin, Thompson

Holy Cross Starters
Green, Grandison, Butler, Faw, Floyd

How It Happened
Rhode Island picked up its first road win of the season, beating Holy Cross, 79-63, at the DCU Center Saturday afternoon.

After a lot of back-and-forth action early, the Rams (4-3) used a late run just before halftime to open the biggest lead of the first period. Rhody scored the final 10 points of the half to take a 38-29 into the break.

The Rams scored the first nine points of the second half to open an 18-point lead, 47-29. Holy Cross (6-4) fought back and trimmed the deficit to two points on three different occasions, but Rhode Island never relinquished the lead. The Rams ended the game on a 20-6 run to put the game away.

Inside the Box Score

  • Rhode Island shot a season-best 49.1 percent from the floor, including 23-for-35 (65.7 percent) on shots inside the arc.
  • The Rams were also 24-of-27 at the free throw line, including 12-for-12 in the first half.
  • Sophomore Fatts Russell tied for the team lead with 19 points. He added five rebounds.
  • Junior Cyril Langevine got his sixth straight double-double, finishing with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Junior Jeff Dowtin had 18 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals.
  • Freshman Tyrese Martin contributed eight points for the second game in a row. He was 3-for-4 from the floor.
  • Redshirt junior Christion Thompson filled the stat sheet. He scored five points, grabbed seven rebounds, blocked four shots and had two steals.
  • Freshman Dana Tate provided four points, six rebounds and one assist.
  • Rhody was unusually loose with the ball in the first half, committing a season-high 17 turnovers. Holy Cross scored 24 of its points off of turnovers.
  • Rhode Island did not allow any second chance points. The Rams dominated the glass, 41-17. The 24-board edge was Rhody's largest of the season

What's Next
Rhody is off for eight days until it plays a neutral site game against West Virginia at Mohegan Sun Sunday, Dec. 16. The game will be part of the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase.