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Rhode Island holds off Holy Cross for 79-63 win

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Cyril Langevine scored 19 points with 11 rebounds, Fatts Russell scored 19 and Rhode Island beat Holy Cross 79-63 on Saturday.

Russell's early 3-pointer gave Rhode Island (4-3) a 14-5 lead before Holy Cross used an 18-8 run for a 23-22 lead on Caleb Green's layup. The lead see-sawed between the two before the Rams went on an 8-0 run in the final two 2 1/2 minutes of the first half. Langevine had a jump shot and a layup and Tryrese Martin threw down a dunk and layup and Rhode Island led 38-29 at intermission.

Rhode Island took further control with a 9-0 run after the half. Clayton Le Sann's layup with 15:17 remaining marked Holy Cross' first basket in almost eight minutes for a 47-31 deficit. The Crusaders outscored the Rams 26-12 in the next nine minutes and trailed 59-57 on a pair of Green foul shots. Rhode Island answered with a 9-2 run capped by Russell's 3-point play ending the Crusaders' threat.

Jeff Dowtin scored 18 for Rhode Island.

Green led the Crusaders (6-4) with 16 points and eight assists, Austin Butler scored 14, Le Sann, 13 and Connor Niego, 11.

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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 Rhode Island 4-3 384179
home team logo Holy Cross 6-4 293463
Team Stats
away team logo Rhode Island 4-3 68.8 PPG 41.3 RPG 11.9 APG
home team logo Holy Cross 6-4 67.2 PPG 30.3 RPG 15.9 APG
Key Players
11
J. Dowtin 15.3 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.8 APG 46.2 FG%
3
J. Grandison 14.0 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.1 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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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