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Rhode Island whips Davidson 84-60 to make A-10 finals

PITTSBURGH (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 19 points, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts, and fourth-seeded Rhode Island cruised into the championship game of the Atlantic 10 tournament with an 84-60 win over ninth-seeded Davidson on Saturday.

Hassan Martin added 16 points and Kuran Iverson had 12 for the Rams (23-9), who face second-seeded VCU winner in Sunday's championship.

Matthews had 14 points in the first half when Rhode Island made 9 of 12 from distance and shot 59 percent to open a 46-34 lead.

Matthews and Jared Terrell hit back-to-back 3s and Martin made a jumper on the next possession. Nicola Akele followed with 3 and the 11-0 run made it 33-19 at the 6:42 mark. The lead remained in double figures the rest of the way.

The Wildcats (17-15), who knocked off top-seeded Dayton in the quarterfinals, was never able to mount a second-half challenge, making just 6 of 20 shots.

Jack Gibbs scored 17 points, moving to third on the Davidson career scoring list with 2,036. Peyton Aldridge added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Will Leviton 11.0
  Manu Giamoukis missed 3-pt. jump shot 13.0
  Bad pass turnover on Eric Dadika, stolen by Davidson 27.0
  Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson 44.0
  Oskar Michelsen missed 3-pt. jump shot 46.0
  Bad pass turnover on Andre Berry 1:00
  Defensive rebound by Mike Layssard 1:18
  Jordan Watkins missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:20
  Defensive rebound by Andrew McAuliffe 1:26
  Mike Layssard missed jump shot 1:28
+ 3 Oskar Michelsen made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jon Axel Gudmundsson 1:46
Team Stats
Points 60 84
Field Goals 19-48 (39.6%) 30-61 (49.2%)
3-Pointers 5-21 (23.8%) 12-20 (60.0%)
Free Throws 17-23 (73.9%) 12-16 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 30 36
Offensive 7 11
Defensive 21 25
Team 2 0
Assists 11 18
Steals 2 7
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 11 8
Fouls 15 20
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
19 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Davidson 17-15 342660
home team logo Rhode Island 23-9 463884
Team Stats
away team logo Davidson 17-15 76.2 PPG 35.1 RPG 17.3 APG
home team logo Rhode Island 23-9 77.2 PPG 36.6 RPG 15.4 APG
Key Players
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J. Gibbs G PPG RPG APG FG%
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E. Matthews G 12.9 PPG 3.8 RPG 0.8 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Gibbs G 17 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
E. Matthews G 19 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
39.6 FG% 49.2
23.8 3PT FG% 60.0
73.9 FT% 75.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Gibbs 36 17 3 2 0 0 4 2 4/12 0/3 9/10 0 3
P. Aldridge 39 13 10 3 0 0 2 3 4/9 1/4 4/7 0 10
J. Gudmundsson 35 9 2 3 0 0 1 1 4/7 1/3 0/0 1 1
K. Pritchett 26 7 4 2 0 1 2 2 2/5 1/3 2/2 3 1
W. Magarity 21 4 4 1 1 1 1 2 2/7 0/2 0/0 3 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Gibbs 36 17 3 2 0 0 4 2 4/12 0/3 9/10 0 3
P. Aldridge 39 13 10 3 0 0 2 3 4/9 1/4 4/7 0 10
J. Gudmundsson 35 9 2 3 0 0 1 1 4/7 1/3 0/0 1 1
K. Pritchett 26 7 4 2 0 1 2 2 2/5 1/3 2/2 3 1
W. Magarity 21 4 4 1 1 1 1 2 2/7 0/2 0/0 3 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Reigel 15 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 2
O. Michelsen 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0
N. Ekwu 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 2/4 0 2
C. Perkey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Giamoukis 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
A. McAuliffe 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1
J. Watkins 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0
K. Faines - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Kovacevic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Freundlich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Wynter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 60 28 11 2 2 11 15 19/48 5/21 17/23 7 21
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Matthews 28 19 3 1 0 0 2 0 5/9 4/4 5/5 0 3
H. Martin 27 16 6 0 2 0 1 2 8/15 0/1 0/1 2 4
K. Iverson 17 12 4 1 1 1 1 4 4/4 2/2 2/2 1 3
J. Terrell 28 9 6 3 1 0 2 2 3/9 2/4 1/3 3 3
J. Dowtin 26 7 1 6 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/2 1/1 1 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Matthews 28 19 3 1 0 0 2 0 5/9 4/4 5/5 0 3
H. Martin 27 16 6 0 2 0 1 2 8/15 0/1 0/1 2 4
K. Iverson 17 12 4 1 1 1 1 4 4/4 2/2 2/2 1 3
J. Terrell 28 9 6 3 1 0 2 2 3/9 2/4 1/3 3 3
J. Dowtin 26 7 1 6 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/2 1/1 1 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Robinson 16 8 1 1 2 0 0 3 3/8 2/3 0/1 0 1
N. Akele 21 5 4 4 0 1 0 3 1/2 1/1 2/2 1 3
J. Garrett 15 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 2
A. Berry 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 1/1 0 0
C. Langevine 11 2 6 1 0 0 0 3 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 3
C. Thompson 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1
M. Layssard 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1
E. Dadika 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
W. Leviton 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
M. Tertsea - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 84 36 18 7 2 8 20 30/61 12/20 12/16 11 25