Terrell with 20 points, Rhode Island beats VCU 69-59
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jared Terrell scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and Rhode Island snapped Virginia Commonwealth’s nine-game win streak, 69-59 on Saturday.
Rhode Island (19-9, 11-5) is now tied with Richmond for third place in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The loss drops VCU (23-6, 13-3) into second, a game behind No. 1 Dayton. Those two teams face each other Wednesday.
Hassan Martin added 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and Jarvis Garrett had 12 points.
Both teams averaged 35 percent shooting from the floor but Rhode Island had an edge (79-67 percent) from the foul line. The Rams outrebounded VCU 48-31.
Rhode Island trailed by a point at the break but opened the second half on an 18-4 run capped by back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers – two by Terrell and one by E.C. Matthews – to take a 51-38 advantage with 14:23 to play. The Rams led the rest of the way.
Jonathan Williams scored 14 points for VCU.