How It Happened
Rhode Island used a 17-7 run midway through the third quarter to pull away in a 100-77 win over the NPBA All-Stars.
The Rams led for virtually the whole game - close to 39 minutes, as there were two ties and two lead changes early on in the first quarter. Jarvis Garrett's 3-pointer with just over a minute to play gave URI its largest lead of the night - 25 points - at 98-73.
Rhody's defensive effort held the NPBA All-Stars to 18 field goals for the game - including just eight in the first half.
Inside the Box Score
- Five players scored in double figures, led by Andre Berry's 16 points. The senior forward made 7-of-10 shots from the floor, including a 3-pointer as time expired at the end of the third quarter.
- Cyril Langevine added 15 points and nine rebounds, making 5-of-8 shots from the floor and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.
- Jeff Dowtin made 5-of-7 shots for 14 points, Jared Terrell had 12 points and four steals, and Mike Layssard chipped in with 10 points and six boards.
- URI pulled down 53 rebounds, led by Ryan Preston's 11 boards (seven offensive). Stanford Robinson added 10 rebounds and led the Rams with six assists.
- The Rams had 15 steals and forced 20 turnovers. Daron Russell and Terrell each had four swipes.
- There were 86 total free throws attempted in the 40 minute game.
- The NBPA All-Stars have played two other NCAA Division I opponents so far this summer, falling 109-105 in double overtime to Penn State and falling 85-76 to Nicholls.
- Associate head coach David Cox manned the sidelines for the Rams as head coach Dan Hurley observed from behind the bench. "It was great to have Dave and the coaching staff prepare the team and make the in-game adjustments, while I was able to observe aspects of the game from a different perspective," Hurley said. "That is one of the many benefits of playing a summer foreign tour - it allows you to experiment in a live-game setting. The experience is invaluable."
Stat of the Game
64 - Rhode Island scored 64 of its 100 points in the paint, and connected on 60% of its attempts close-in (32-53 FG).
Rhode Island plays the Bahamas All-Stars on Friday, Aug. 11 at Noon back at the Sir Kendall Issacs National Gymnasium.