E.C. Matthews led all scorers with 27 points, but the Rams fell to Providence, 68-60, at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday night.
Providence had two players in double-figures to answer 18 combined points from Matthews and Hassan Martin, and the Friars took a 31-26 lead into halftime.
Rhody opened the second half on an explosive 6-0 run, highlighted by Hassan Martin and Jared Terrell dunks, taking a 32-31 lead, minutes into the second frame. Providence answered with an 8-2 run of their own, retaking the lead and extending it to 39-34 with 14:35 left.
Rhode Island's full court press caused trouble for Providence in the final minutes and the Rams went on a 10-3 run to make it a 63-60 Friars lead. Providence went on to score the final five points of the game and took the 68-60 victory.
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Stat of the Day
27 - E.C. Matthews' season-high point total of 27 points is the most points scored by a Ram in any game this season.
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