Providence, R.I.--Sophomore guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) notched a double-double with a team-best 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Rhode Island College men's basketball team to a thrilling, 88-83, overtime victory against crosstown rival Johnson & Wales at the Wildcat Center on Wednesday evening.
Rhode Island College 88, Johnson & Wales 83 (OT)
Rhode Island College (3-0)
Johnson & Wales (1-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior forward Benjamin Vezele (Providence, RI) also recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 boards.
• Freshman guard Justin Forest (Queens, NY) and senior forward Bernard Broaster (Hollywood, FL) each notched 13 points, while senior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) tallied 12 points and five boards in the victory for the Anchormen.
• Senior forward Matt Modoian (North Kingstown, RI) led the way for Johnson & Wales with a game-high 23 points and three rebounds, while sophomore forward Nate Patenaude (Smithfield, RI) posted a double-double with 16 points and 15 boards in the loss for the Wildcats..
• Johnson & Wales led from the opening tip and had a 16-10 advantage after a three-pointer from Modoian with 14:58 left in the first half.
• The Wildcats built on their lead throughout the first stanza and took the 42-34 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC chipped away at the lead and tied the game. 56-56, on a jumper from Campbell with just over seven minutes left in the contest.
• The Anchormen's first lead of the game came on a free throw from Campbell with 3:49 remaining in regulation.
• RIC led, 71-67, on a pair of free throws from Broaster with just :20 remaining.
• A three-pointer from sophomore guard Donovian Maxfield (York, PA) with six ticks on the clock tied the game, 71-71, and sent the contest into overtime.
• The host Wildcats scored the first five points of overtime, but a 9-0 run from RIC, capped by a pair of free throws from Forest, staked the Anchormen to the 80-76 advantage.
• JWU cut the lead to, 84-83, on a pair of free throws from sophomore guard Justin Bullock (Spring Valley, NY), but RIC scored the last four points of the overtime session on two free throws each from Forest and Broaster to secure the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 38.0 percent (27-of-71) from the field, 28.1 percent (9-of-32) from the three-point line and 64.1 percent (25-of-39) from the free throw line.
• Johnson & Wales shot 37.3 percent (28-of-75) from the field, 39.3 percent (11-of-28) from the three-point line and 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the free throw line.
• RIC outrebounded JWU by a 57-49 margin and forced the Wildcats into 19 turnovers.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face off against Bard at the Bulldog Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by Dean on Saturday, Nov. 17 (2 p.m.)