COLONIALS DEFEAT RIC, 78-70

Justin Campbell
Justin Campbell

Providence, R.I.-Freshman guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) recorded a double-double with a team-best 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Rhode Island College men's basketball fell to Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference contest played at The Murray Center on Thursday evening.

 

THE BASICS

Western Connecticut 78, Rhode Island College 70

(Rhode Island College 4-11, 2-4 LEC)

(Western Connecticut 8-7, 5-1 LEC)

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• RIC sophomore guard CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) tallied 12 points, four rebounds and four assists.

• Junior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) was also in double figures with 12 points and four boards in the loss for the Anchormen.

• Western Connecticut junior guard Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, CT) led all scorers with 25 points, five assists and four rebounds.

• Junior forward Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) chipped in 13 points and four rebounds in the win for the Colonials.

• The two teams traded leads throughout the first half with neither team building more than a six-point advantage. Western Connecticut took a 34-33 lead heading into halftime.

• Western Connecticut built on its lead throughout the second half and took their first double-digit advantage, 66-54, on a layup from sophomore forward Jonathan Mowatt (Waterbury, CT) with 6:16 left in the contest.

• The visiting Colonials then held on for the 78-70 victory.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

• RIC shot 32.3 percent (21-of-65) from the field, 28.6 percent (8-of-28) from the three-point line and 83.3 percent (20-of-24) from the free throw line.

• Western Connecticut shot 52.6 percent (30-of-57) from the field, 36.8 percent (7-of-19) from the three-point line and 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from the free throw line.

•  RIC outrebounded Western Connecticut by a 47-32 margin.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 20 (3 p.m.).