Wednesday, January 28, 2009

URI Defeats Temple 67-59

The Rhody Rams got a much needed victory by beating Temple at home 67-59.

Rhode Island had struggled in A-10 play coming into this game with just a 2-3 record, but was able to pull to .500 in the conference with their victory tonight. Kahiem Seawright led the way for URI with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Jimmy Baron struggled with his shot on the night going just 4 of 14 from the floor, including just 1 of 7 on 3-pointers. He still was the second leading scorer on the night for the Rams, chipping in with 13 points. Marquis Jones and Ben Eaves were both 3 for 3 from the floor and scored 9 points each to help in the winning effort for URI. The Rams won despite the sharp shooting of Temple's Dionte Christmas, who finished with 27 points on 8 of 17 shooting, including 5 of 11 from downtown.

The Rams still face a long road to be able to make the NCAA Tournament, since their conference does not give them many chances to get a signature victory. However, a win is a win and they will take this one and move forward. Next up for the Rams is the LaSalle Explorers on Saturday at the Ryan Center.

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