Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

T25--A10-Saint Joseph's-Rhode Island

T25--A10-Saint Joseph's-Rhode Island

"Obviously, it was a pretty exciting semifinal Saturday", URI coach Dan Hurley said. And this just a taste of what's to come now that March Madness is upon us.

After leading 56-52 in the final minutes, URI trailed by one, 58-57, with 29 seconds left in the game with possession of the ball.

Andre Berry had 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Rams, while Jeff Dowtin added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Cyril Langevine gave Rhode Island its first lead at 73-71 when he completed a 3-point play with 6:16 remaining. While both offenses are hot, Rhode Island isn't playing much defense at the moment.

Dowtin had an off-balance 3-pointer with 19.3 seconds left to make it 87-81. "Not only did we get there, but we think we can win in the tournament". "Having that four-point lead makes it just hurt". The Warriors dropped their second consecutive game in Curry's absence on Sunday afternoon with a 109-103 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center, which now puts Golden State 1.5 games back of the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the Western Conference playoff race.

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry says that he is confident that superstar big man Anthony Davis will play on Sunday against the Utah Jazz, according to the team.

Ten years ago, a babyfaced marksman from Charlotte captured the hearts of college basketball fans as tiny Davidson College made its way to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Now the Wildcats get to play on, taking away an at-large berth from someone.

The Rams are in the title game for the third year in a row.

Rhode Island: A conference championship would have been nice, of course, but a trip to the NCAAs was going to happen, anyway.

Penn won the Ivy League to earn an automatic bid Sunday, and so did Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference.

Rhode Island had more second-chance points with 21, compared to Saint Joseph's' 14.

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