Rhode Island Back in Play Saturday Against Fordham

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Fordham at Rhode Island
Tip-Off: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:05 p.m. EST
Live Coverage: Stats | Audio | NBCSN
Game Notes 

RHODE ISLAND VS. FORDHAM - SERIES NOTES

  • Saturday's game will be the 67th meeting between Rhode Island and Fordham.
  • Rhode Island leads the series, 38-28.
  • The road team has won the last two games in the series. Rhody won last season's meeting, a 78-58 victory at Fordham's Rose Hill Gym. Fordham beat URI, 53-43 in the Ryan Center during the 2016-17 season. 
  • Rhode Island is 18-10 at home all time against Fordham.
  • Both teams enter the game having lost two straight games. Fordham has lost 11 of its last 12 overall, while Rhode Island has dropped four of its last five contests.
  • Rhode Island figures to have a big edge in rebounding. Rhody is third in the Atlantic 10 in both rebounds per game (37.13) and rebounding margin (+2.7). Fordham ranks 13th in rebounds per game (32.9) and 11th in rebounding margin (-3.0). 
  • The game features two of the better scoring freshmen guards in the conference. Fordham's Nick Honor is averaging 14.6 points per game in conference play, tops among the league's freshmen. Rhody's Tyrese Martin is fifth among the A-10's first-year players, averaging 11.9 points per game.
  • Fordham does not turn the ball over very often, ranking 27th in the country with just 11.0 per game.

LANGEVINE NEARING BLOCKING MILESTONE

  • Junior Cyril Langevine needs just two blocked shots to become the 11th player in program history with 100 career blocked shots.
  • He set a career high with five blocked shots against Saint Louis two weeks ago.
  • Langevine is having the best offensive season of his career, scoring in double figures 18 times in 23 games.
  • He entered the season having scored 10 or more points 10 times in 66 games over his first two years.
  • He has three 20-point performances this season, including a career-best 24 points at Duquesne on Jan. 30.
  • Langevine has more than doubled his scoring average this season, putting up 14.4 points per game.
  • He averaged 6.1 points as a sophomore and 3.2 points during his freshman season.
  • In his first two seasons combined, Langevine scored 303 total points. He already has scored 332 points this season. 

TAKING CARE OF THE ROCK

  • Rhode Island is third in the Atlantic 10 in turnover margin with a +1.7 per game.
  • With 12.4 turnovers per game, the Rams are sixth in the Atlantic 10 and 93rd in the country.
  • The Rams have committed 11 turnovers or less 10 times, including six games with nine or fewer.
  • Rhody is scoring 15.4 points off turnovers per game, compared to 13.2 per game for opponents.