HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC senior guard Malcolm
Smith (Old Orchard Beach, ME) notched 18 points and six
• Junior forward Justin Campbell
(New Haven, CT) added 12 points with four boards in the loss for
• Freshman guard Charles Mitchell
(Boston, MA) paced UMass Boston with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
• Freshman guard Michael Boyd
(Malden, MA) had 17 points, three assists and two rebounds in
the win for the Beacons.
• RIC controlled the game early and
held a 17-8 lead after a dunk by Campbell with 8:22 left in the
• The Anchormen led by as many as 13
in the stanza when a three-pointer from Smith with just under five
minutes left on the clock put RIC up 27-14.
• RIC held a 31-24 lead at
• UMass Boston took its first lead
of the second half when a three-pointer from Mitchell put the
Beacons up by one, 36-35, with 15:58 remaining.
• RIC trailed by just one point
after a three-pointer from Floyd with 3:36 left in the contest put
the score at 60-59.
• That would be as close as the
Anchormen would get as UMass Boston hit on 11-of-14 from the free
throw line in the last two minutes to secure the 73-67 victory.
• The Anchormen see their season
come to an end, while UMass Boston advances to the semifinals on