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Rhode Island holds off VCU 71-65 in defensive battle

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Fatts Russell scored 19 points, Jermaine Harris made a key shot in the closing seconds and Rhode Island beat VCU 71-65 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory in the series.

Russell made URI's first 3-pointer of the game, in nine attempts, with four minutes left to avoid its first shutout from distance since Nov. 27, 2011.

Harris sank a turnaround jumper from the free-throw line with 33.5 seconds left for a 67-63 lead and Christion Thompson drew a charge at the other end. Tyrese Martin made two free throws for a six-point lead and Jeff Dowtin made a steal at 16.5 to seal it.

Dowtin finished with 14 points for Rhode Island (11-7, 4-2 Atlantic 10).

Marcus Santos-Silva had 17 points and seven rebounds and De'Riante Jenkins scored 16 for VCU (13-6, 4-2).

URI and VCU combined to make just 3 of 21 from 3-point range but went 39 for 51 at the free-throw line (76 percent).

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Key Players
I. Vann
J. Dowtin
35.8 Min. Per Game 35.8
16.7 Pts. Per Game 16.7
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
3.6 Reb. Per Game 3.6
39.5 Field Goal % 48.3
26.2 Three Point % 31.4
79.7 Free Throw % 75.4
+ 2 Marcus Evans made driving layup 12.0
+ 1 Jeff Dowtin made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Jeff Dowtin made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Marcus Evans 16.0
  Bad pass turnover on Issac Vann, stolen by Jeff Dowtin 19.0
+ 1 Tyrese Martin made 2nd of 2 free throws 25.0
+ 1 Tyrese Martin made 1st of 2 free throws 25.0
  Personal foul on Mike'L Simms 25.0
  Turnover on Marcus Evans 28.0
  Offensive foul on Marcus Evans 28.0
+ 2 Jermaine Harris made turnaround jump shot, assist by Jeff Dowtin 34.0
Team Stats
Points 65 71
Field Goals 22-51 (43.1%) 25-61 (41.0%)
3-Pointers 2-12 (16.7%) 1-9 (11.1%)
Free Throws 19-25 (76.0%) 20-26 (76.9%)
Total Rebounds 33 38
Offensive 8 13
Defensive 24 23
Team 1 2
Assists 7 9
Steals 8 6
Blocks 9 4
Turnovers 18 13
Fouls 23 21
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 7 REB
19 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo VCU 13-6 254065
home team logo Rhode Island 11-7 215071
Team Stats
away team logo VCU 13-6 71.4 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Rhode Island 11-7 69.5 PPG 39.5 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
14
M. Santos-Silva F 10.1 PPG 7.4 RPG 0.8 APG 59.7 FG%
1
F. Russell G 14.2 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.7 APG 33.8 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Santos-Silva F 17 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
F. Russell G 19 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
43.1 FG% 41.0
16.7 3PT FG% 11.1
76.0 FT% 76.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Santos-Silva 17 7 0 6/10 0/0 5/8 4 22 0 2 1 2 5
D. Jenkins 16 2 1 6/13 0/3 4/4 2 31 2 3 2 1 1
M. Evans 13 5 6 4/8 2/5 3/4 4 33 2 0 3 0 5
I. Vann 6 3 0 1/6 0/1 4/4 2 32 3 0 3 0 3
S. Mobley 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 13 0 0 2 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Santos-Silva 17 7 0 6/10 0/0 5/8 4 22 0 2 1 2 5
D. Jenkins 16 2 1 6/13 0/3 4/4 2 31 2 3 2 1 1
M. Evans 13 5 6 4/8 2/5 3/4 4 33 2 0 3 0 5
I. Vann 6 3 0 1/6 0/1 4/4 2 32 3 0 3 0 3
S. Mobley 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 13 0 0 2 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Williams 5 4 0 2/3 0/0 1/2 2 18 1 1 3 2 2
C. Douglas 4 4 0 1/4 0/0 2/3 2 11 0 3 2 2 2
M. Crowfield 2 2 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 2
P. Byrd 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0
M. Gilmore 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 2
M. Simms 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 15 0 0 0 1 1
X. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sheehy-Guiseppi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 32 7 22/51 2/12 19/25 23 192 8 9 18 8 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Russell 19 6 1 7/16 1/1 4/4 4 36 2 0 5 2 4
J. Dowtin 14 3 2 5/12 0/2 4/4 0 37 1 0 1 1 2
T. Martin 12 7 0 5/9 0/2 2/3 2 29 2 1 2 2 5
C. Langevine 10 6 1 3/8 0/0 4/6 5 26 0 2 2 2 4
J. Harris 8 7 2 2/5 0/0 4/6 2 22 0 1 1 3 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Russell 19 6 1 7/16 1/1 4/4 4 36 2 0 5 2 4
J. Dowtin 14 3 2 5/12 0/2 4/4 0 37 1 0 1 1 2
T. Martin 12 7 0 5/9 0/2 2/3 2 29 2 1 2 2 5
C. Langevine 10 6 1 3/8 0/0 4/6 5 26 0 2 2 2 4
J. Harris 8 7 2 2/5 0/0 4/6 2 22 0 1 1 3 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Tate 6 4 2 3/7 0/3 0/1 4 20 0 0 0 1 3
R. Preston 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
C. Thompson 0 3 1 0/4 0/1 0/0 3 23 1 0 2 2 1
M. Tertsea - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Dadika - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Leviton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Silverio - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 36 9 25/61 1/9 20/26 21 196 6 4 13 13 23