Feb 18, 2019
RHODE ISLAND VS. VCU - SERIES NOTES
- Tuesday's game will be the 14th meeting between Rhode Island and VCU, and the second time the teams have played this season. Rhode Island defeated VCU, 71-65, at home on Jan. 23.
- Rhode Island leads the series, 7-6.
- Rhody has won five straight games in the series. Two of the wins in that stretch have come in the Atlantic 10 Championship each of the last two years.
- Rhode Island is 1-5 at the Siegel Center all time, with the lone victory coming last season.
- Since losing to Rhode Island on Jan. 23, VCU has won six straight contests. URI has dropped five of its last six games since the teams last met.
- In the first meeting, Rhode Island had a balanced offensive attack. Sophomore Fatts Russell scored 15 of his team-high 19 points in the second half. Junior Jeff Dowtin scored 14 points, freshman Tyrese Martin had 12 points and junior Cyril Langevine added 10.
- Rhode Island and VCU are tied for third in the Atlantic 10 with a +1.5 turnover margin.
- VCU's Marcus Evans is tied for third in the league with 1.9 steals per game. Jeff Dowtin leads Rhode Island with 1.7 per game.
- VCU's Corey Douglas and Rhode Island's Cyril Langevine rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in blocked shots in the A-10. Douglas has 43 blocks in 25 games, while Langevine has 38 through 24 contests.
- Since the start of conference play, VCU has the A-10's best scoring margin, outscoring opponents by an average of 10.4 points per game. Rhode Island has been outscored by 2.5 points per game in league play.
- Opponents are shooting just .266 from the 3-point arc against VCU in league play, which is the lowest against any team in the league. Rhode Island is shooting a league-low .254 from long range on the season.
URI TIED PROGRAM RECORD FOR BLOCKS
- In its game against Fordham on Saturday, Rhode Island tied a program by blocking 15 shots.
- Junior Cyril Langevine led the effort with four blocks, including the 100th of his career.
- Redshirt junior Christion Thompson (3), junior Jeff Dowtin (2), freshman Dana Tate (2) and freshman Jermaine Harris (2) each blocked multiple shots for Rhode Island.
- Langevine is now tied with Orion Outerbridge for 10th place in team history with 102 blocks.
- Next on the list are Delroy James (104 from 2007-11), Lamont Ulmer (107 from 2006-10) and Kahiem Seawright (110 from 2005-09).
- Rhode Island was averaging 4.0 blocked shots per game before Saturday. The 15 blocks in that game boosted the average to 4.4 per contest.