Rhode Island 86, Providence 82
Keith Cothran scored 19 points, going 6-for-6 from the free
throw line in the final 2 minutes as Rhode Island rallied past
Providence 86-82 on Saturday.
The decisive play came with the game tied 78-78, as the Rams’
Orion Outerbridge blocked Jamine Peterson’s lay-up attempt and
Cothran was fouled after grabbing the rebound. He stepped to the
line and sank both free throws, putting Rhode Island (5-1) up for
Five players reached double figures for the Rams, who forced 19
Peterson had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to
lead the Friars.
Providence (5-3) led by as many as 16 in the opening minutes of
the second half, but the Rams responded with a 14-1 run that pulled
them within three, 54-51.