Davidson upsets Rhode Island to win Atlantic 10 title

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Davidson beat Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament championship game Sunday to steal an at-large bid.

The Rams were coming off the regular-season A-10 title and entered the tournament as the reigning champions.

He was the only URI player to reach double-figures. "You realize you've got to guard for 10 more seconds".

Davidson would rally to take a 58-57 lead and hold on in the final seconds.


It was a stressful Sunday for Marquette, waiting to see if they would make the NCAA Tournament to join the March Madness. But that would be their last field goal. Davis is now shooting 53.7 percent from the floor, 36.2 percent from three-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line. Jeff Dowtin wound up trying a 3-pointer that missed. The Fighting Irish were the first team OUT of the 68-team field.

Nearly 10 years ago back in the 2008 tournament, a sophomore Curry led a Cinderella 10-seed Wildcats team to victories over No. 7 Gonzaga, No. 2 Georgetown, and No. 3 Wisconsin to make it all the way to the Elite 8. This will be Lipscomb's first ever tournament appearance. Fast forward to today and Davidson is heading back to the Big Dance, much to the delight of the school's most famous alumnus.

For the second straight game, the Rams fell into an early hole on the opposite side of a red-hot start. He has been particularly impressive since the All-Star break, putting together three 40-point performances, including a 53-point, 18-rebound outburst in the Pelicans' victory over the Phoenix Suns on February 26. Jarvis Garrett hit one on URI's next trip and Dowtin made a pull-up jumper for the lead.

The Wildcats have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing a team with a winning record, and have cashed in eight of their last 12 games following an ATS win (with one push mixed in).

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