Healing Rams Ride Langevine’s Double-Double To Win Over College of Charleston
A second-half outburst from Cyril Langevine helped lead Rhode Island (6-3) past College of Charleston (7-3) Saturday night at The Ryan Center. With the Rams trailing 60-59 with 2:06 remaining, Langevine hit a pair of free throws to give URI a slight edge at 61-60. On the Cougars’ next possession, the Rhody sophomore blocked a shot by Joe Chealey and held on to the rebound. He was fouled at the other end of the court and made two more shots from the line to give Rhody a 63-60 cushion.
After Jared Terrell swished a pair of foul shots to make it 65-60 URI, Langevine blocked another shot and Terrell followed with two more makes from the line to push it to 67-60. The Cougars scored on their next possession but Terrell connected again from the line to seal the 68-62 victory.
Rhode Island had taken a 30-27 lead into the break, but CofC used a 9-0 run to pull ahead 36-30 early in the second half. The Rams kept it close however, tying the score three times before reclaiming the lead on a Jeff Dowtin jumper that made it a 49-47 game with 7:00 to go.
URI pushed the advantage to as many as six – on a Terrell layup with 5:32 remaining – but Charleston refused to go quietly. The Cougars used an 11-4 run over the next three minutes to lead 60-59, before Langevine took over down the stretch.
Inside the Box Score
Sophomore Cyril Langevine scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second career double-double. Ten of his points and eight of his rebounds came in the second half.
Redshirt senior Stanford Robinson finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one blocked shot. He has now recorded multiple steals in seven of Rhody’s nine games this season, including five games with three or more.
Senior Jared Terrell registered a team-high 21 points to go along with five boards, two steals and one assist.
Sophomore Jeff Dowtin dished out three assists with no turnovers in 31 minutes of action. It marks the third game this season in which the Rams point guard logs at least 30 minutes with zero turnovers.
Redshirt senior E.C. Matthews returned to the court for the Rams, logging his first minutes since suffering a fractured wrist in URI’s second game of the season. He scored four points and had one rebound in 10 minutes off the bench.
Junior Nicola Akele also provided a spark of the bench, grabbing five rebounds in seven minutes of action.
Rhode Island’s bench outscored Charleston’s 23-5.
The Rams also held a 39-28 advantage in rebounding.
Stat of the Game
7 – The win over CofC marks Rhody’s seventh in a row at The Ryan Center, dating back to last year. Since the 2014-15 season, the Rams are 45-9 when playing in Kingston.
The Rams are back in action on Thursday, Dec. 21 when they welcome Iona to the Ryan Center