URI Basketball Beats Pace 80-65 in Exhibition Game

Friday, October 26, 2018


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Fatts Russell leads URI past Pace PHOTO: URI

The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team cruised past Pace University 80-65 in an exhibition game on Thursday night at the Ryan Center.

The Rams were led by sophomore Fatts Russell, who poured in 19 points on 5 of 11 shooting from the field, while junior Jeff Dowtin added 18 points.

URI Cruises in Exhibition Game

After jumping out to an early 12-3 lead, the Rams led 23-20 with 8:06 left to play in the first half after Pace’s Luke McLaughlin made one of two free throws.

From that point, URI took over.

Sparked by a layup from Dowtin and a three from Russell, URI closed the half on a 21-7 run to take a 44-27 lead into the half.

In the second half, Pace would rally and get as close as five points, 46-41, with 14:57 to play following a jumper by Greg Poleon.

Rhode Island would then go on a quick 7-0 run to push their lead to 53-41.

Pace would not get closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Next Up

The Rams open the regular season on Tuesday, November 6 when they host Bryant at the Ryan Center.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.


Related Slideshow: URI Defeats PACE in Exhibition Action


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