Russell’s Career-High 20 Points Helps URI Cruise Past Brown 86-62

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


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Fatts Russell

Freshman Fatts Russell poured in a career-high 20 points off the bench and the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team cruised past in-state rival Brown 86-62 on Tuesday night at the Ryan Center.

The 20 points came on 7 of 11 shooting from the field,  including 5 of 6 from three.    

The win improves the Rams to 4-2 on the season, while Brown drops to 4-3.

The Rams have now won six straight games over Brown and 15 of the last 16.

URI Cruises to Win

The Rams got off to a fast start and never looked back.

Leading 10-4 with 14:28 to play after Brown’s Joshua Howard converted a layup, URI went on a 14-5 run capped off by a Jeff Dowtin layup to take a 24-9 lead with 7:35 to play.

Brown would cut their deficit to 10, 28-18, on a Matt DeWolf free throw with 3:39 to play, however, URI would close the half on a 15-7 run to take a 43-25 lead into the break.

Jared Terrell would add 16 points and Dowtin would add 14 for the Rams, who would cruise to the win in the second half.

Brown was led by Brandon Anderson, who poured in 18 points.

Next Up

URI returns to action on Saturday, December 2 when they host Providence at the Ryan Center.

Game time is set for 5 p.m.

Brown is also back in action on December 2 when they host Central Connecticut at the Pizzitola Center.

Game time is set for 2 p.m.


Related Slideshow: URI Rams Basketball 2017-18 Projected Starting Lineup

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E.C. Matthews - Redshirt Senior 

E.C. Matthews returns for his redshirt senior season, now two years removed from ACL surgery. The Rams will need him to regain his form.

Matthews missed a couple of weeks during the preseason with knee tendinitis, but has since returned to practice and did play in URI's "secret scrimmage" against Harvard last week. 

Prior to the start of this season, Matthews was named to the first preseason All-Atlantic 10 team during A-10 Media Day. He is also on the John Wooden Award Watch List. 

Last season, Matthews averaged 15 points per game on 42% shooting from the field. In the A-10 Tournament, Matthews carried the Rams offense scoring 20, 19 and 19 points respectively in the three games to get the Rams the title. 

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Jared Terrell - Senior

Jared Terrell was named to second preseason All-Atlantic 10 team during A-10 Media Day. 

He returns to the Rams after averaging 13 points, three rebounds and one steal per game in 2016-17. 

Terrell will look to build off last season in which he shot 42 % from the field - the highest of his career. 

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Jeff Dowtin - Sophomore

Jeff Dowtin is coming off a freshman season in which he started the final 19 games, including both NCAA Tournament games. 

He averaged six points and two assists in 22 minutes of action per game last season while also recording 17 steals on the year. 

In URI's NCAA Tournament game against Creighton, Dowtin poured in a career-high 23 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the field. 

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Andre Berry - Senior 

In two seasons with the Rams, Andre Berry has played in 30 games, but hasn't started any. 

For his career, Berry has averaged 2.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in an averaged of six minutes per game. 

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Cyril Langevine - Sophomore 

Cyril Langevine will make the start at one of the forward positions as the Rams will try to replace Hassan Martin, who they lost to graduation. 

Last season, Langevine played in 35 games and started five games for URI averaging three point, five rebounds, and one block. 

In URI's NCAA game against Oregon, Langevine had a near double-double with nine rebounds and nine points. He also had three steals. 


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