Stephen Curry goes insane over Davidson clinching NCAA tournament spot

Stephen Curry goes insane over Davidson clinching NCAA tournament spot

I just wonder if Arizona State's two best wins, over projected top seeds Xavier and Kansas, will hold up, as their struggles in in a below-average Pac-12 indicated serious inconsistency, not the excellence those victories displayed.

The Rhode Island Rams ran into their locker room Saturday, cutting through a hallway from the court at the Capital One Arena.

Shavar Newkirk had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the fourth-seeded Hawks (16-16), who drubbed Rhode Island 78-48 last week.

The Rams (25-6) were paced by senior forward Andre Berry with 18 points and nine rebounds.

"We have championship culture, championship DNA, and we showed it today", URI coach Dan Hurley said.

Dowtin was at the forefront of the comeback, as his 16 points and 10 assists gave him a second career double-double. Saint Joseph's appeared poised to deliver another upset while trying to extend its injury-riddled season.

"Coach drew up an unbelievable play", Dowtin said. The Fighting Irish were the first team OUT of the 68-team field.

The Rams never trailed in the final 5:42, jumping ahead for good when Russell knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner to make it 76-73. "Being able to hit open shots, that's what we did".

For the first time in program history the University of Rhode Island will play for back-to-back Atlantic 10 Tournament championships. The Wildcats had a four-game losing streak going in February, but since have won seven of their last eight games on their way to a conference tournament title.

Among them: A baseline jumper by Stanford Robinson missed, but Grady stepped out with 10.8 seconds remaining while grabbing the rebound.

Rhode Island: The Rams will meet either second-seeded St. Bonaventure or third-seeded Davidson in Sunday's title game. While both offenses are hot, Rhode Island isn't playing much defense at the moment.

Saint Joseph's: The Hawks' season is likely finished.

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