Bubble shrinks on NCAA Tournament selection Sunday

No. 25 URI 90, Saint Joseph's 87: Rams advance to second straight conference title game | VIDEO

URI got sweet revenge against St. Joseph's on Saturday, less than two weeks after losing to them by 30 on Senior Night.

Rhode Island breezed through most of conference play and played a challenging nonconference schedule.

Hurley becomes the first Rams coach to lead the program to two league title games, with Tom Penders (1988), Al Skinner (1997), Jim Harrick (1999) and Jim Baron (2007) each reaching one. Kevin Knox also had a nice game for the Wildcats with 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Wildcats have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing a team with a winning record, and have cashed in eight of their last 12 games following an ATS win (with one push mixed in).

But with Grady forcing E.C. Matthews, who led Rhode Island with 20 points and eight rebounds, to his left, the Rams senior gave up the ball.

"We have championship culture, championship DNA, and we showed it today", URI coach Dan Hurley said.

Nearly 10 years ago back in the 2008 tournament, a sophomore Curry led a Cinderella 10-seed Wildcats team to victories over No. 7 Gonzaga, No. 2 Georgetown, and No. 3 Wisconsin to make it all the way to the Elite 8.

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Forrest, 58, was also married, but his wife dumped him and filed for divorce after learning of the adulterous romance. She said the affair itself was discovered through conversations between their two spouses and personal conversations.

"Coach drew up an fantastic play", Dowtin said.

The Rams never trailed in the final 5:42, jumping ahead for good when Russell knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner to make it 76-73.

No. 1 seed Rhode Island won the regular-season title and upset Creighton in the NCAA Tournament before falling to OR last season. Jeff Dowtin wound up trying a 3-pointer that missed. "Being able to hit open shots, that's what we did".

Davidson did manage a victory, beating Rhode Island 68-67 on Sunday.

Davis, who turned 25 years old on Sunday, suffered an ankle injury during the Pelicans' win over the Sacramento Kings last Wednesday and ended up sitting out of New Orleans' loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday evening.

Saint Joseph's: The Hawks' season is likely finished. After he made that, Rhode Island had its chances to retake the lead.

2018 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship - Semifinals.

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