BRYANT
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Russell has career-best 21, leads Rhode Island to 97-63 win

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Fatts Russell had a career-high 21 points and Jeff Dowtin added 17 with nine assists as Rhode Island blew out Bryant 97-63 in the season opener on Tuesday night.

This was the debut for both coaches with David Cox getting the win over Jared Grasso in the first meeting since Bryant moved up to Division I. The schools met three times in the 1980s when Bryant was still in Division II.

Christion Thompson added 14 points with seven rebounds and Ryan Preston chipped in nine points. Jermaine Harris pulled down 10 rebounds for the Rams who opened the game on an 11-0 run.

Rhode Island jumped out to an early lead and took a 49-32 lead into halftime. They continued the drive until they were up by 73-43 with 10:24 remaining in the game and coasted to the win.

Byron Hawkins had 16 points to lead Bryant. Joe Kasperzyk had 10 points and Patrick Harding added while grabbing 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 %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Bryant 0-1 323163
home team logo Rhode Island 1-0 494897
Team Stats
away team logo Bryant 0-1 69.6 PPG 36 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo Rhode Island 1-0 69.5 PPG 39.5 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
11
A. Grant 15.6 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.5 APG 41.2 FG%
11
J. Dowtin 15.3 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.7 APG 47.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB