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Upstart 11th seed URI stuns No. 6 Creighton in NCAAs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 23 points with a perfect day at the free-throw line, upstart Rhode Island answered every threat and the Rams ran right into the next round of the NCAA Tournament by stunning cold-shooting No. 6 seed Creighton 84-72 on Friday in an opener of the Midwest Region.

Kuran Iverson scored 17 points and Hassan Martin had 12 points and eight rebounds as 11th-seeded Rhode Island (25-9) earned its ninth straight victory. The program won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time since advancing to the Elite Eight and losing to Stanford in 1998.

Ronnie Harrell Jr. scored a career-high 15 points in Creighton's 40-percent shooting day.

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Key Players
J. Terrell
K. Thomas
31.1 Min. Per Game 31.1
12.4 Pts. Per Game 12.4
3.4 Ast. Per Game 3.4
5.7 Reb. Per Game 5.7
41.2 Field Goal % 50.5
34.9 Three Point % 39.3
75.0 Free Throw % 76.6
  Offensive rebound by Creighton 0.0
  Jordan Scurry missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  35-second shot clock violation turnover on Rhode Island 2.0
+ 3 Jordan Scurry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Davion Mintz 33.0
  Defensive rebound by Kobe Paras 40.0
  Christion Thompson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 40.0
  Christion Thompson missed 1st of 2 free throws 40.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Scurry 40.0
  30-second timeout called 51.0
  Defensive rebound by E.C. Matthews 1:01
  Ronnie Harrell missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:03
Points 84 72
Field Goals 26-58 (44.8%) 26-65 (40.0%)
3-Pointers 4-21 (19.0%) 7-23 (30.4%)
Free Throws 28-31 (90.3%) 13-19 (68.4%)
Total Rebounds 38 37
Offensive 8 10
Defensive 30 25
Team 0 2
Assists 11 11
Steals 8 2
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 7 11
Fouls 16 20
Technicals 0 0
11
J. Dowtin G
23 PTS, 5 REB
0
M. Foster G
15 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
12T
11 Rhode Island 25-9 335184
6 Creighton 25-10264672
Team Stats
Rhode Island 25-9 73.6 PPG 40.1 RPG 13.3 APG
Creighton 25-10 81.8 PPG 37.6 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
11
J. Dowtin G 5.5 PPG 1.5 RPG 2.2 APG 41.8 FG%
4
R. Harrell G 2.6 PPG 1.9 RPG 0.7 APG 48.9 FG%
Top Scorers
11
J. Dowtin G 23 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
4
R. Harrell G 15 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
44.8 FG% 40.0
19.0 3PT FG% 30.4
90.3 FT% 68.4
Rhode Island
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Dowtin 29 23 5 0 1 0 0 1 6/8 1/2 10/10 1 4
K. Iverson 34 17 4 3 0 2 3 3 6/13 3/8 2/2 1 3
E. Matthews 30 16 7 2 2 0 1 0 3/12 0/4 10/10 0 7
H. Martin 26 12 8 2 2 1 0 4 6/8 0/0 0/1 2 6
J. Terrell 31 12 5 1 2 0 2 2 3/8 0/3 6/6 2 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Dowtin 29 23 5 0 1 0 0 1 6/8 1/2 10/10 1 4
K. Iverson 34 17 4 3 0 2 3 3 6/13 3/8 2/2 1 3
E. Matthews 30 16 7 2 2 0 1 0 3/12 0/4 10/10 0 7
H. Martin 26 12 8 2 2 1 0 4 6/8 0/0 0/1 2 6
J. Terrell 31 12 5 1 2 0 2 2 3/8 0/3 6/6 2 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Robinson 18 2 3 1 1 0 0 3 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 3
C. Langevine 10 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 3
J. Garrett 12 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1
N. Akele 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
A. Berry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 0
M. Layssard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
E. Dadika 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
W. Leviton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Tertsea - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Foster 38 15 4 1 0 0 3 2 6/19 1/7 2/4 2 2
K. Thomas 34 10 7 2 1 1 1 2 4/8 2/2 0/0 2 5
J. Patton 21 8 7 0 0 1 0 5 3/12 0/1 2/3 3 4
C. Huff 22 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2/5 1/3 0/0 0 3
D. Mintz 14 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Foster 38 15 4 1 0 0 3 2 6/19 1/7 2/4 2 2
K. Thomas 34 10 7 2 1 1 1 2 4/8 2/2 0/0 2 5
J. Patton 21 8 7 0 0 1 0 5 3/12 0/1 2/3 3 4
C. Huff 22 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2/5 1/3 0/0 0 3
D. Mintz 14 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Harrell 24 15 5 4 0 0 4 2 4/7 0/2 7/10 1 4
T. Hegner 17 7 2 0 0 1 0 1 2/5 1/4 2/2 0 2
J. Scurry 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0
K. Paras 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1
Z. Hanson 12 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 1
M. Krampelj 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
I. Zierden 9 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2
T. Clement 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0