Rams Travel to Saint Louis for Wednesday Night Contest

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

RHODE ISLAND at SAINT LOUIS
Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena - Saint Louis, Mo.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. SAINT LOUIS - SERIES NOTES

  • The Rams are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to Davidson and George Washington last week.
  • Saturday's meeting will be the 16th game between Rhode Island and Saint Louis.
  • Saint Louis holds a 12-3 advantage in the all-time series and the Billikens have won four of the last five contests.
  • The last time the two teams faced on Feb. 10, 2018 the Rams suffered a 70-66 loss at the Ryan Center.
  • The trip to Saint Louis will be the first time for Rhody since Feb. 27, 2016 when the Billikens handed URI a 77-60 loss.
  • The last Rhody win came on Feb. 26, 2015 in a 68-53 victory in Kingston.
  • Saint Louis is also looking to get back in the win column, coming off a 56-53 loss against Fordham on Jan. 13.
  • The A-10 Rookie of the Week Ciaja Harbison leads the Billikens in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (4.5 apg), steals (1.3 spg), field goals (81), free throw percentage (.833), free throws made (60) and free throw attempts (72).
  • Harbison has scored in double figures in 11 straight games and is shooting 45 percent from the floor overall and 53 percent from 3-point range in that stretch.
  • The Ram's assistant coach Mike Geary spent the last five seasons at Saint Louis, starting as an assistant coach before spending four seasons as an associate head coach. During his time with the Billikens, Geary helped the SLU program to two WNIT appearances and captured an Atlantic 10 regular-season co-championship.

STREETER FOR THREE

  • Rhode Island sophomore Abby Streeter leads the Atlantic 10 conference with a .462 3-point field goal percentage.
  • Streeter has knocked down 18 of her 39 3-point field goal attempts in 15 games.
  • The Nashua, N.H. native made 61 3-pointers during her rookie campaign a year ago, good for fourth in program history.
  • Her career 3-point percentage of .373 (79-of-212) ranks third all-time.
  • She had a season-high 20 points in the Ram's win over Brown in the Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament Championship game.
  • Her efforts led Rhody to its first-ever Championship in the Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament and was named to the All-Championship team.

LAST TIME OUT: RAMS CAN'T KEEP UP WITH DAVIDSON, FALL 77-67

  • Rhode Island gave up a 13-point, second-half lead as a late surge by Davidson handed URI a 77-67 loss.
  • Rhode Island got out to a five-point lead (16-11) by the end of the first quarter. The Rams used a balanced attack, as five players scored in the opening period. Jalissa Ross had four points, while Maia Moffitt, Davida Dale, Elemy Colome, and Abby Streeter each had three. Davidson struggled shooting, making just 3-of-18 from the floor through the first 10 minutes of play.
  • The Rhody lead reached double digits early in the second quarter when Colome hit a layup with 8:08 on the clock, putting the Rams up 21-11.
  • Davidson then trimmed it to five points on a jumper by Justine Lyon with 2:21 left in the quarter. Rhody scored the final five points of the half, the last three of which came on an Erin Jones 3-pointer just before the buzzer, sending the Rams into the break with a 35-25 lead.
  • Rhode Island pushed it to as many as 13 points in the third quarter, but Davidson went on a 13-7 run to close within six points (55-49) heading into the final period. Davidson scored the first seven points of the fourth, taking a 56-55 lead on a free throw by Cassidy Gould.
  • Rhode Island responded with five straight points, as Ross hit a 3-pointer and Nicole Jorgensen made a short jumper to put the Rams back in front, 60-56.
  • However, the visiting Wildcats ended the game on a 21-7 run to end the game. Overall Davidson outscored the Rams 28-12 in the final period to seal the 10-point victory.
  • Redshirt junior Elemy Colome scored 16 points to lead Rhode Island while junior Nicole Jorgensen added 14 and senior Jalissa Ross had 10. Jorgensen added eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
  • Redshirt junior Erin Jones had five points and three rebounds in 14:43 off the bench.
  • Sophomore Maia Moffitt had six points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 7:48 to go.
  • Rhode Island moved the ball well in the first half, getting six assists on 14 field goals. The Rams finished with 14 assists on 26 field goals for the game.
  • Rhode Island had a 10-point lead at the half despite committing 15 turnovers.
  • Rhody had 15 more turnovers in the second half. Davidson scored 29 points off the 30 turnovers.