KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island juniors Cyril Langevine and Jeff Dowtin each have earned Atlantic 10 postseason honors, announced Tuesday afternoon by the conference office. Langevine was named to the All-Conference Second Team, as well as the A-10 All-Defensive Team, while Dowtin landed a spot on the All-Academic squad.
Langevine is in the midst of a standout season for the Rams, nearly doubling his contributions from his first two years at URI. He also has recorded 16 double-doubles on the year, which ranks 17th nationally.
An East Orange, N.J. product, Langevine enters the Atlantic 10 tournament averaging 14.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. With 12 rebounds in Rhody's next contest, he would raise his rebounding average to 10.0 and be in position to become the first Rhode Island player to average a double-double for an entire season in 28 years. He also is on pace to become just the seventh player in program history to record 300 rebounds in one season as he needs just two more to achieve that feat.
Dowtin, who earned All-Academic accolades for the second year in a row, owns a 3.51 cumulative grade point average as a Business major. In addition to being the team's starting point guard, he is shooting a career-best .481 from the floor and leads the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game. The Upper Marlboro, Md. native enters the postseason with 116 assists, making him the first Ram in six years to reach 100 assists in back-to-back seasons.
Rhode Island opens play at the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship Thursday at noon against La Salle. The game will be broadcast on NBCSN as well as 920 AM WHJJ.