URI Edged by Davidson 58-57 in A-10 Championship


Andre Berry scored 18 points and Fatts Russell added 14, including three 3-pointers in a crucial late-game stretch, as No. 25 Rhode Island came from 11 points down in the second half to beat St. Joseph's 90-87 on Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 Conference tournament semifinal at the Capital One Arena in Washington.

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"I would say, 'I'm sorry, ' but I'm not", said smiling senior Rusty Reigel, who was a freshman the last time Davidson participated in March Madness.

The Golden Eagles finished this season with a 19-13 record. You try to throw some size at him, some length. we're pretty big in terms of our perimeter players, and we're a very good defense team. Since starting the season 21-3, the Rams are 4-3, and haven't again resembled the group that looked like they could make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament for most of the season.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the way with nine teams in the field.

Cincinnati earned the AAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament with its first conference tournament championship since it won the Conference USA crown in 2004.

Admiral Schofield had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Tennessee, which was attempting to win its first tournament championship since 1979. "I think our team is capable of winning games in the NCAA tournament, but that's for somebody else to decide", Wojciechowski said. USF is trying to register back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1981-82. Two other CCSF players, Riordan alum Eddie Stansberry and Moreau Catholic alum Terrell Brown, made the all-tournament team. Cyril Langevine leads in rebounds with 6.0 while Dowtin tops in assists with 5.5 per game.

There will be a couple of major differences for the NCAA Tournament selection show.