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Matthews sparks Rhode Island past Florida Gulf Coast, 80-60

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) E.C. Matthews found himself in the starting lineup and responded by scoring a season-high 20 points to lead Rhode Island to its third straight win, knocking off Florida Gulf Coast in the Rams' final nonconference game, 80-60 on Wednesday night.

The win keeps Rhode Island undefeated at home. It was the first meeting between the teams.

Florida Gulf Coast held the lead late in the first half until Matthews drilled back-to-back 3-pointers, then tacked on a pair of free throws to help send the Rams into intermission with a 38-32 advantage.

Jared Terrell hit a 3-pointer with 6:25 left to push the Rhode Island lead to 20 points, 66-46.

Terrell finished with 18 points and Stanford Robinson added another 14.

Antravious Simmons had 14 points for FGC (7-8), which now has lost four straight.

Rhode Island (8-3) opens conference play Saturday when the Rams play host to George Mason.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Ricky Doyle made 2nd of 2 free throws 24.0
+ 1 Ricky Doyle made 1st of 2 free throws 24.0
  Shooting foul on Ryan Preston 24.0
+ 2 Daron Russell made jump shot 36.0
  Defensive rebound by Mike Layssard 50.0
  Darnell Rogers missed jump shot 52.0
  Defensive rebound by Christian Carlyle 1:03
  Eric Dadika missed dunk 1:05
  Lost ball turnover on Darnell Rogers, stolen by Eric Dadika 1:13
  Defensive rebound by Dinero Mercurius 1:24
  Mike Layssard missed jump shot 1:26
Team Stats
Points 60 80
Field Goals 24-52 (46.2%) 27-56 (48.2%)
3-Pointers 2-9 (22.2%) 10-26 (38.5%)
Free Throws 10-12 (83.3%) 16-21 (76.2%)
Total Rebounds 29 31
Offensive 8 7
Defensive 21 21
Team 0 3
Assists 9 17
Steals 3 6
Blocks 0 4
Turnovers 13 5
Fouls 17 17
Technicals 0 0
14 PTS, 2 REB
20 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo FGCU 7-8 322860
home team logo Rhode Island 8-3 384280
Team Stats
away team logo FGCU 7-8 71.3 PPG 35.8 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo Rhode Island 8-3 69.5 PPG 39.5 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
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A. Simmons F PPG RPG APG FG%
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E. Matthews G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Simmons F 14 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
E. Matthews G 20 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
46.2 FG% 48.2
22.2 3PT FG% 38.5
83.3 FT% 76.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Simmons 14 2 0 6/10 0/0 2/3 0 20 0 0 2 1 1
B. Goodwin 10 4 2 3/9 0/2 4/5 2 33 0 0 1 1 3
R. Scott Jr. 10 3 0 4/5 1/2 1/1 4 23 0 0 1 1 2
Z. Johnson 6 2 1 3/9 0/2 0/0 3 31 1 0 1 1 1
C. Carlyle 0 2 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 10 1 0 1 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Simmons 14 2 0 6/10 0/0 2/3 0 20 0 0 2 1 1
B. Goodwin 10 4 2 3/9 0/2 4/5 2 33 0 0 1 1 3
R. Scott Jr. 10 3 0 4/5 1/2 1/1 4 23 0 0 1 1 2
Z. Johnson 6 2 1 3/9 0/2 0/0 3 31 1 0 1 1 1
C. Carlyle 0 2 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 10 1 0 1 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Doyle 9 2 1 3/4 0/0 3/3 0 17 0 0 0 0 2
C. Terrell 7 4 1 3/5 1/1 0/0 0 24 1 0 4 0 4
M. Gilmore 2 5 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 4 9 0 0 2 2 3
B. Ernst 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 1
D. Mercurius 0 3 2 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 16 0 0 0 1 2
D. Rogers 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 0 1
J. Ko - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mahoney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McAdoo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Rocuant - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 29 9 24/52 2/9 10/12 17 198 3 0 13 8 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Matthews 20 6 1 5/9 3/6 7/8 0 28 2 0 1 2 4
J. Terrell 18 4 6 5/10 2/7 6/6 1 32 0 0 1 0 4
S. Robinson 14 7 1 6/11 2/5 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 2 5
J. Dowtin 11 3 6 3/5 2/3 3/4 3 29 0 1 1 0 3
A. Berry 10 1 1 5/9 0/0 0/0 2 25 0 2 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Matthews 20 6 1 5/9 3/6 7/8 0 28 2 0 1 2 4
J. Terrell 18 4 6 5/10 2/7 6/6 1 32 0 0 1 0 4
S. Robinson 14 7 1 6/11 2/5 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 2 5
J. Dowtin 11 3 6 3/5 2/3 3/4 3 29 0 1 1 0 3
A. Berry 10 1 1 5/9 0/0 0/0 2 25 0 2 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Garrett 3 1 2 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 17 1 0 1 0 1
C. Langevine 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/3 4 13 0 1 0 2 1
D. Russell 2 2 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 15 1 0 0 0 2
N. Akele 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0
M. Layssard 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
E. Dadika 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
W. Leviton 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Preston 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Tertsea - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 28 17 27/56 10/26 16/21 17 201 6 4 5 7 21