BC-BKC-T25-A10-Saint Joseph's-Rhode Island, 348 No. 25 Rhode Island rallies vs. Saint Joseph's in A10 semisAP Photo VZN108, VZN104, VZN112, VZN106, VZN110, VZN109Eds: APNewsNow. On the other side, the Rams are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games and have failed to cover in 18 of their last 25 games played on Sunday.
"We talked about what it felt like on Sunday a year ago, landing at T.F. Green (Airport in Providence) and having hundreds of fans", coach Dan Hurley said.
"We want to experience that again", Hurley said.
"I would say, 'I'm sorry, ' but I'm not", said smiling senior Rusty Reigel, who was a freshman the last time Davidson participated in March Madness.
On the season, Davidson averages 77.0 points, 32.8 rebounds and 17.1 assists per game. Saint Joseph's appeared poised to deliver another upset while trying to extend its injury-riddled season.
"I have not even thought about that at this point. That's pretty good", Hawks coach Phil Martelli said. "Our seniors mean a lot to us, so we took that kind of personal". The Fighting Irish were the first team OUT of the 68-team field.
Who We Like: Davidson's motion offense is rolling right now and the Wildcats' 2-3 zone gave the Rams' fits earlier this season.
Russell had another 3 with 4:29 to go, and Jared Terrell added a 3 off an offensive rebound and kickout on the Rams' next possession to make it 82-75.
Dowtin had an off-balance 3-pointer with 19.3 seconds left to make it 87-81. Beyond that, the Hawks more than matched Rhode Island. This will be the first matchup ever between the Sooners and Rams. The last one's just silly. "Being able to hit open shots, that's what we did".
The URI men's basketball team lost the A-10 Championship game 58-57 to third-seeded Davidson on Sunday afternoon in Washington D.C.
Over on the Kentucky side, they're sitting at 24-10 on the year. "Not only did we get there, but we think we can win in the tournament". The last team to do so was former A-10 member Temple, which won three in a row from 2008 to 2010. After he made that, Rhode Island had its chances to retake the lead. The game was within reach by halftime as Saint Joseph's was ahead by 7 points, 47-40.