Scores

Final

Saint Joseph's 76

(11-20, 5-11 A 10)

Rhode Island 87

(22-8, 9-7 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2010

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    JOES 32 4476
    URI 37 5087

    Top Performers

    Saint Joseph's: D. Govens 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rhode Island: L. Ulmer 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Rhode Island 87, Saint Joseph's 76

    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Keith Cothran and Lamonte Ulmer scored 15 points each to help Rhode Island defeat Saint Joseph's 87-76 on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.

    Cothran scored 13 and Ulmer added 11 in the second half as the fifth-seeded Rams (22-8) moved on to play the No. 4 seed, Saint Louis, on Friday.

    The Rams outrebounded the Hawks 36-30 and scored 25 second-chance points.

    Rhode Island led 37-32 at halftime and shot 58.3 percent in the second half (14 of 24), including 6 of 10 from 3-point range.

    Saint Joseph's led 12-7 early, but Rhode Island scored nine straight and led 16-12 on Ulmer's jumper with 10:59 left in the first half.

    The Hawks pulled within 68-64 with 3:54 remaining, but the Rams answered with a 9-3 run capped by Marquis Jones' two free throws with 1:30 left.

    Darrin Governs paced the Hawks (11-20) with 27 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JOES
    URI
    Points 76 87
    FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (.483) 30-58 (.517)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 10-25 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 12

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 13, 2010 @URI 101, JOES 74Recap
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