HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC junior forward Justin
Campbell (New Haven, CT) notched a double-double with 12 points
and 10 rebounds.
Junior center Grant Gillis
(Jamestown, RI) was also in double figures with 12 points and
five boards in the setback for the Anchormen.
Junior Arinze Obiora (Nagos,
Nigeria) paced UMass Dartmouth with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Freshman guard Jake Ashworth
(Fairhaven, MA) notched 15 points and three assists in the win
for the Corsairs.
RIC jumped out to an early, 13-3,
lead after a three-pointer from sophomore guard Jonatan Batista
(Providence, RI) with 14:10 left in the first half.
The Anchormen held their largest
lead of the first half, 33-22, on a layup from Donaldson with 2:00
left in the stanza.
RIC took a 35-28 lead heading
into the locker room at halftime.
The Anchormen pushed their
advantage to 14, 54-40, on a layup from Donaldson with 13:23
remaining in the contest.
UMass Dartmouth then used a 13-2
run and cut the deficit down to three, 56-53, after a jumper from
junior forward Atakan Akcam (Ankara, Turkey) with 9:53
RIC held a 61-55 lead after a
three-pointer from Donaldson with 4:51 on the clock.
UMass Dartmouth took its first
lead of the game, 64-63, on a three-pointer from sophomore guard
Brandon Williams (Dorchester, MA) with 2:51 remaining.
The score was tied, 68-68, after a
pair of free throws from Campbell with just :20 on the clock.
Williams then hit a three-pointer
to put the Corsairs up, 71-68, with :07 left.
RIC had one last shot, but a
three-pointer at the buzzer was off target to give UMass Dartmouth
the 71-68 victory.