Spiders fade in third-straight loss 77-65 at Rhode Island

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) – Jarvis Garrett scored 18 points, Four McGlynn added 14 and the duo combined to make eight 3-pointers to help Rhode Island beat Richmond 77-65 on Tuesday night.

Rhode Island hit its first eight 3-pointers – with makes from five players – to build a 29-18 lead. The Rams extended their lead to 41-32 at halftime after eight of their 15 made field goals were from 3-point range.

T.J. Cline kept Richmond in it with 16 points in the first half and Terry Allen added 11. Cline only missed one of his eight field-goal attempts as the Spiders made 50 percent of their shots before half.

McGlynn’s floater and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions extended Rhode Island’s lead to 64-47 with eight minutes left.

Jared Terrell added 18 points for Rhode Island (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic 10).

Cline led Richmond (8-6, 0-2) with 28 points and Allen reached double-figure scoring for the 24th straight game with 19 points.

 

The following comes directly from the University of Richmond:

Spiders Come Up Short At Rhode Island, 77-65

 

KINGSTON, R.I. – A career night from junior T.J. Cline wasn’t enough as the Richmond men’s basketball team (8-6, 0-2) dropped a 77-65 road decision to Rhode Island (10-5, 2-0), one of the early-season favorites in the Atlantic 10.

 

Cline finished with a career-high 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting, while also adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals. It was his third 20-plus performance of the year. His 13 field goals are the most in a game in the past five years.

 

Senior Terry Allen extended his double-digit scoring streak to 24 with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists on the night. His streak currently ranks as the 10th longest active streak in the country.

 

Richmond won the rebounding battle, 30-27, but couldn’t cool off the hot shooting Rams, who knocked down 12 three-pointers on the night. Richmond also won the battle for points in the paint and finished at 49 percent shooting from the floor. UR boasts the best shooting percentage in the Atlantic 10.

 

Allen and the Spiders came out firing, taking a 12-7 lead early thanks to seven quick points from the senior.

 

A three-pointer from Jarvis Garrett sparked a 19-2 run for URI to give the Rams a 26-14 advantage with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half.

 

Cline would lead a late charge from the Spiders, scoring 12 points in the final eight minutes of the stanza to bring Richmond within 41-32 at the break.

 

The Spiders would twice get within six in the second half, but both times URI knocked down three-pointers to extend the lead and keep Richmond at bay en route to the 77-65 victory.

 

Richmond is back on the road this weekend when they take on upstart Fordham in a Sunday afternoon contest. Game time on NBC Sports Network is set for 2 p.m.

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