The defending champion Rams (25-6) advanced to the conference title game with a 90-87 victory behind Andre Berry's 18 points and Fatts Russell's two crucial 3-pointers in the final six minutes.
Davidson vs Rhode Island tv channel is on CBS. "We played great offense today". "We were fighting for our lives on the bubble coming in, but we were on a run". "In every huddle we looked in their eyes and it just felt like it was a matter of time before we were going to walk them down, get the lead and win a close game late".
"But what we talked about is what it felt like on Sunday previous year (in the title game), you know, landing (at the airport in Rhode Island) and having hundreds of fans". "We want to experience that again and force (Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette) McGlade to hand us a third straight trophy". Jeff Dowtin added 16 points and 10 assists for the Rams, while Russell and E.C. Matthews both had 14 points to help erase an 11-point second-half deficit. I mean, that's an exciting feeling.
"I have not even thought about that at this point".
"The last three years we got to the semifinals and were unable to pull it out", Aldridge said. Davidson rallied down the stretch to down the Rams, 63-61, in the regular-season finale on March 2.
Rhode Island had lost to Saint Joseph's by 30 points on the team's Senior Night in Kingston, R.I.
New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry says that he is confident that superstar big man Anthony Davis will play on Sunday against the Utah Jazz, according to the team.
In the Wildcats' thrilling 58-57 Sunday victory over the Rams (which clinched the conference tournament championship), Davidson guard Kellan Grady led the team on 17 points with three rebounds, one assist and a steal. That's just silly, that a guy would take away a kid's chance to fire up a half-court shot.
The Rams won 90-87, moving to the A-10 final being played on Sunday afternoon.