Terrell’s 24 Points Not Enough, URI Falls to Nevada 88-81
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Joe Calabro, GoLocalProv Sports Team
Nevada shot 44 free throws in the game and made 36 of them, while URI got to the line just 18 times and made ten free throws.
The loss drops URI to 1-1 on the season, while Nevada improves to 2-0.
URI's Rally Falls Short
After trailing by ten, 38-28, at the half, the Rams rallied to tie the game at 62 and then again at 66 with 8:07 to play in the second half following a layup by E.C. Matthews.
Nevada then went on an 8-2 run to take a 74-68 lead with 3:23 left to play in the game.
The Rams would get within three twice, the first coming on a Matthews three with 3:12 left to play to make it 74-71 Nevada, and the second coming on a Terrell three with 2:38 left to play to make it 77-74 Nevada.
Nevada would get a three from Caleb Martin with 2:05 to play to take an 80-74 lead.
URI’s Nicola Akele would convert a layup to cut it to 80-76 with 1:47 left before Nevada would score the next six points to seal the win.
Nevada would go on to win the game 88-81.
URI returns to action on Sunday, November 19 when they host Holy Cross at The Ryan Center.
Game time is set for 1 p.m.
Nevada is the Triple A version of what Fred Hoiberg built at Iowa State in terms of transfers. The Martin twins, Jordan Caroline shine in win over URI.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 14, 2017
E.C. Matthews - Redshirt Senior
E.C. Matthews returns for his redshirt senior season, now two years removed from ACL surgery. The Rams will need him to regain his form.
Matthews missed a couple of weeks during the preseason with knee tendinitis, but has since returned to practice and did play in URI's "secret scrimmage" against Harvard last week.
Prior to the start of this season, Matthews was named to the first preseason All-Atlantic 10 team during A-10 Media Day. He is also on the John Wooden Award Watch List.
Last season, Matthews averaged 15 points per game on 42% shooting from the field. In the A-10 Tournament, Matthews carried the Rams offense scoring 20, 19 and 19 points respectively in the three games to get the Rams the title.
Jared Terrell - Senior
Jared Terrell was named to second preseason All-Atlantic 10 team during A-10 Media Day.
He returns to the Rams after averaging 13 points, three rebounds and one steal per game in 2016-17.
Terrell will look to build off last season in which he shot 42 % from the field - the highest of his career.
Jeff Dowtin - Sophomore
Jeff Dowtin is coming off a freshman season in which he started the final 19 games, including both NCAA Tournament games.
He averaged six points and two assists in 22 minutes of action per game last season while also recording 17 steals on the year.
In URI's NCAA Tournament game against Creighton, Dowtin poured in a career-high 23 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the field.
Andre Berry - Senior
In two seasons with the Rams, Andre Berry has played in 30 games, but hasn't started any.
For his career, Berry has averaged 2.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in an averaged of six minutes per game.
Cyril Langevine - Sophomore
Cyril Langevine will make the start at one of the forward positions as the Rams will try to replace Hassan Martin, who they lost to graduation.
Last season, Langevine played in 35 games and started five games for URI averaging three point, five rebounds, and one block.
In URI's NCAA game against Oregon, Langevine had a near double-double with nine rebounds and nine points. He also had three steals.