Russell lifts Rhode Island over UMass 94-75

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Fatts Russell scored 27 points as Rhode Island topped UMass 94-75 on Saturday. Cyril Langevine added 21 points for the Rams. Langevine also had 10 rebounds for the Rams.

Jeff Dowtin had 17 points for Rhode Island (16-14, 9-9 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Ryan Preston added 12 points.

Rhode Island dominated the first half and led 54-25 at the break. The Rams' 54 first-half points marked a season best for the team.

Carl Pierre had 21 points for the Minutemen (11-20, 4-14). Keon Clergeot added 16 points. Luwane Pipkins had 10 points.

The Rams evened the season series against the Minutemen with the win. UMass defeated Rhode Island 77-70 on Jan. 27.


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