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Rhode Island races past MTSU in 2nd half for 72-63 win

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jeff Dowtin scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three steals and Rhode Island beat Middle Tennessee 72-60 on Sunday in the first matchup between the two schools.

Dana Tate contributed 15 points and six rebounds and Fatts Russell scored 11 with five assists for the Rams.

Russell made a pair of free throws to put Rhode Island (7-5) on top 45-44 and the Rams never trailed again. Russell's free throws were part of a 24-3 run over an almost 7-minute span, and Dana Tate's 3-pointer with 7:50 left made it 60-47.

Antonio Green scored 26 points, and Donovan Sims added 15 points for the Blue Raiders (3-10) now losers of nine straight. Middle Tennessee's opponents have averaged 75.7 points per game during the losing streak.

Dowtin now has 306 assists for his career and needs 18 more to tie Preston Murphy (1995-99) for 10th place in program history.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Antonio Green made driving layup 23.0
  Defensive rebound by Donovan Sims 33.0
  Fatts Russell missed 3-pt. jump shot 35.0
  Defensive rebound by Tyrese Martin 1:05
  Jayce Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:07
  Defensive rebound by Karl Gamble 1:14
  Jeff Dowtin missed jump shot 1:16
  Offensive rebound by Rhode Island 1:28
  Tyrese Martin missed layup 1:30
  Offensive rebound by Tyrese Martin 1:34
  Fatts Russell missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:36
Team Stats
Points 60 72
Field Goals 23-60 (38.3%) 24-57 (42.1%)
3-Pointers 9-21 (42.9%) 8-24 (33.3%)
Free Throws 5-11 (45.5%) 16-19 (84.2%)
Total Rebounds 35 39
Offensive 11 11
Defensive 20 23
Team 4 5
Assists 9 16
Steals 9 10
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 16 14
Fouls 16 14
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 3 REB
17 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Middle Tenn. 3-10 273360
home team logo Rhode Island 7-5 294372
Team Stats
away team logo Middle Tenn. 3-10 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Rhode Island 7-5 69.5 PPG 39.5 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
55
A. Green G 17.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.6 APG 37.6 FG%
11
J. Dowtin G 15.3 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.7 APG 47.5 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Green G 26 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
J. Dowtin G 17 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
38.3 FG% 42.1
42.9 3PT FG% 33.3
45.5 FT% 84.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Green 26 3 0 10/19 5/9 1/2 3 37 2 0 3 0 3
D. Sims 15 6 2 5/11 3/4 2/4 2 34 1 1 1 1 5
K. Gamble 8 7 0 3/9 1/4 1/1 1 33 4 1 1 3 4
R. Scurry 5 3 1 2/6 0/0 1/2 2 24 0 2 0 2 1
J. Johnson 0 7 2 0/7 0/3 0/2 3 36 2 0 5 1 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Green 26 3 0 10/19 5/9 1/2 3 37 2 0 3 0 3
D. Sims 15 6 2 5/11 3/4 2/4 2 34 1 1 1 1 5
K. Gamble 8 7 0 3/9 1/4 1/1 1 33 4 1 1 3 4
R. Scurry 5 3 1 2/6 0/0 1/2 2 24 0 2 0 2 1
J. Johnson 0 7 2 0/7 0/3 0/2 3 36 2 0 5 1 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hawthorne 6 4 3 3/7 0/0 0/0 3 21 0 1 4 4 0
J. Farquhar 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 10 0 0 2 0 1
C. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dishman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Massenburg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Butler Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Crump - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Mosley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Lewis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 60 31 9 23/60 9/21 5/11 16 195 9 5 16 11 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Dowtin 17 4 4 7/12 3/5 0/0 1 35 3 0 2 2 2
F. Russell 11 2 5 3/13 1/8 4/6 1 35 2 2 3 0 2
J. Harris 9 5 1 3/4 0/0 3/3 4 24 0 1 2 2 3
C. Thompson 7 2 3 1/5 0/3 5/5 3 24 2 0 2 2 0
C. Langevine 6 4 2 2/7 0/0 2/3 2 31 1 2 4 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Dowtin 17 4 4 7/12 3/5 0/0 1 35 3 0 2 2 2
F. Russell 11 2 5 3/13 1/8 4/6 1 35 2 2 3 0 2
J. Harris 9 5 1 3/4 0/0 3/3 4 24 0 1 2 2 3
C. Thompson 7 2 3 1/5 0/3 5/5 3 24 2 0 2 2 0
C. Langevine 6 4 2 2/7 0/0 2/3 2 31 1 2 4 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Tate 15 6 0 5/7 3/3 2/2 2 17 0 0 0 1 5
T. Martin 7 8 0 3/7 1/4 0/0 0 22 1 0 0 2 6
R. Preston 0 2 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2
O. Silverio 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1
M. Tertsea - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Dadika - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Leviton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Tsourgiannis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 34 16 24/57 8/24 16/19 14 194 10 5 14 11 23