Rhode Island 80, Drexel 79
Lamonte Ulmer’s putback with 1.7 seconds left propelled Rhode
Island to an 80-79 win over Drexel on Tuesday night.
Samme Givens hit a jumper to put Drexel ahead 79-74 with 39
seconds remaining – then Keith Cothran took over.
Rhode Island’s senior guard hit a pair of free throws to pull
the Rams (10-1) within three with 33 seconds left, and then nailed
a jumper 16 seconds later to get within 79-78.
After timeouts from both teams, Cothran stole the ball from
Givens and pulled up for a jumper. Cothran’s shot wouldn’t go, but
Ulmer was there for the game-winning tip-in.
The Dragons (6-7) didn’t attempt a shot from the floor during
the Rams’ game-winning 6-0 run.
Cothran had a career-high 28 points for the Rams and Orion
Outerbridge added 13. Ulmer scored 11 points and grabbed a
career-high 13 boards.
Chris Fouch led Drexel with a career-high 23 points.