URI Soars With Win at Dayton, Bears Split Keeps them in the Hunt, Bryant Struggles
Sunday, March 03, 2019
The win was a great revenge for URI who was embarrassed by Dayton at the Ryan Center on ESPN of Feb 22 when the Flyers beat the Rams 75-66.
The Rams outplayed the Flyers nearly the entire game, but allowed the Dayton back into the game and Dayton almost won it in regulation on a last second shot. The Rams beat Dayton 72-70 and gave URI two wins in a row,
The Rams have defined mediocrity this season — they are 14-14 on the season and 7-9 on the Atlantic 10, but the back to back wins give URI hope.
It was another monster performance by Junior Cyril Langevine who registered a career-high 26 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
And the game, featured the “old Fatts” as Sophomore Fatts Russell scored 23 points, including 14 in the first half. He added six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Next — for the Rams
The Rams head to St. Joe's and then are home against UMass. The Rams could finish with a four-game winning streak and be .500 in conference play.
It was a huge weekend for Brown as they hosted a near bottom dwelling Columbia and a tough Cornell team. The helter-skelter Bears lost Friday in an uninspired performance.
The Bears lost to Columbia 77-80 before a nearly full crowd. The Bears led the game most of the way, but Gabe Stefanini of Columbia scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, including back-to-back late treys that gave Columbia the lead for good. Desmond Cambridge led the Bears with 25.
Saturday Night Redemption
Behind the unlikeliest of stars, Brown rebounded to win the tougher of the two-weekend match-ups.
Brown junior Josh Howard came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points and lead Brown to a 75-51 win over Cornell to gain sole possession of fourth place in the Ivy League standings. While Howard dazzled, Cambridge was a painful 2-15 from the field.
The win lifts the Bears to 18-10 overall, one win short of the school record, and 6-6 in the Ivy League. Cornell falls to 13-15 overall, tied with Penn for fifth place at 5-7 in the league.
The 18-12, but just 6-6 in the Ivy.
With the loss to Columbia on Friday, the Bears are faced with having to win either at Princeton or Penn next weekend.
Bryant Home Loss
Four Bulldogs were in double figures and freshman Patrick Harding grabbed 12 rebounds, but a pair of second-half runs led LIU Brooklyn to an 81-65 victory over the Bryant University Saturday at the Steinberg Wellness Center.
Bryant travels to Saint Francis U for the NEC Quarterfinals. The Bulldogs and Red Flash will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Bryant is 10-19 on the season and 7-11 in the NEC.